Our preparation for Brexit

We are working very closely with the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) and all our partners to make sure there are robust plans in place to keep traffic flowing across Kent should there be disruption at the ports.

It is important that Kent businesses and communities are kept moving and that Kent remains open for business. Our latest preparedness reports provide an update on the work the council is doing to prepare in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The reports also identify further action to be taken and the requirements of Government to address the unique risks to Kent and to ensure that, as far as possible, Kent communities are kept moving and Kent remains open for business.

Following the agreement between the UK government and the European Union to extend the deadline for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, the KRF’s work to minimise disruption to the county will continue. As a multi-agency group of partners it is committed to preparing for the country’s anticipated withdrawal and has developed contingency plans to keep Kent moving and open for business.

This includes:

  • keeping the M20 open in both directions
  • minimising disruption for local communities
  • and implementing welfare plans for those who may be affected by delays.

The KRF will continue to:

  • liaise with central government
  • fine tune its plans
  • and keep the communities of Kent informed over the coming months.