Brexit Opportunities and Resilience Group update

The group was set up to gather evidence on the opportunities and risks of Brexit across Devon and Somerset. The third meeting was held this month and lots of work is underway.

Evidence is being collated on major projects in each local authority area which have stalled due to Brexit and we are also keen to understand where there may be opportunities emerging; some have responded with information and intelligence, and we invite those districts which haven’t responded yet to give us their views.

Plymouth City Council is providing some research and analysis support for the group and their first projects will be to look at the issues and opportunities around agriculture, construction and the labour market.

An online Knowledge Hub group has been initiated to share information and have discussions online, you can find it here https://goo.gl/DqHylA

We are also keen to receive anecdotal evidence from business visits, feedback from round table discussions, results of surveys you may have completed and any other intelligence you may have from your local area on the impact Brexit is having among your business community. Please contact Hattie Winter for more information or to join the knowledge hub group Hattie.winter@heartofswlep.co.uk 07785 454130.

We are particularly interested to hear from businesses in the construction sector, they are invited to take part in the Business Confidence Survey for Construction Businesses before 28 February.