Haringey Council and its supply chain after Brexit
Haringey Council is determined to do as much as it can to support its residents and businesses through the Brexit transition. Throughout the referendum campaign and since, there has been considerable discussion of, and uncertainty about, the potential impact of Brexit on UK industries.
We are committed to supporting our supply chain and to minimising disruption to public services and the communities we serve. The state of the UK-EU negotiations continue to be unclear with several potential outcomes, and we have to be prepared for any eventuality. This uncertainty is a serious challenge because current trading arrangements depend on EU membership and any new deal is likely to involve significant change, and limited time to adapt. In the event of leaving the EU without a deal, this change will be immediate and abrupt.
We have been in contact with a large number of our suppliers to determine the possible effects of Brexit. A number of common themes have emerged and the following links provide advice and support in those areas:
- Preparing a business continuity plan
- Statement from the Leader of Haringey Council (on the Brexit page)
- Government advice on Brexit (external link)
Suppliers with concerns or in need of help and advice about their employees who are EU citizens please use the following links:
Public procurement regulations advice guidance available from GOV.UK:
Future funding of Local Authorities available from The Local Government Association (external link).
All our suppliers should maintain a dialogue with their usual point of contact (i.e. contract manager) through the Brexit period, about any potential impacts or concerns.