EU Exit Working Group

The role of the EU Exit Working Group is:

  • To co-ordinate the work of the London Assembly’s committees in relation to the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union;
  • To lead for the London Assembly in the Government’s negotiations with the European Union to help to ensure that London’s voice is heard;
  • To consider the activities and approaches of other devolved administrations and relevant bodies across the United Kingdom in relation to the UK’s vote to leave the EU, with a view to ensuring any consequential implications arising for London are taken into account; and
  • To make recommendations to the Mayor, Government and any other relevant parties in relation to the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

EU Exit Working Group - Lord Heseltine on funding

Recent meetings

European Structural and Investment Funds: where next for London? – held on 18 October
Guests included Rt Hon. the Lord Heseltine of Thenford CH

Discussions included:

  • the implications for London if the Government does not provide replacement funding for ESIF after Brexit.
  • the opportunities that Brexit and the Government’s plans for a UK Shared Prosperity Fund may bring for London.
  • views on what more the Mayor and the London Assembly can do to put forward London’s requirement for replacement ESIF funding post Brexit.

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Meeting with the Mayor – held on 19 October

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan was asked:

  • Are there any powers or responsibilities currently exercised at the European level that London government should have? 
  • Should there be a second referendum on the final terms of the EU exit deal?
  • What steps are being taken to protect London’s status as Europe’s financial centre?
  • Is the concept of a London visa off the table? If so, what kind of immigration policy is the Mayor pushing Government for?

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Metro mayors questioned on Brexit and local government - held on 19 March

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee questioned mayors on the impact of Brexit on local government.

Len Duvall AM, Chair of the EU Exit Working Group, answered questions on Brexit from MPs

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Recent Work

Brexit Directive I - EU Citizens

London’s EU citizens face an ‘advice crisis’
A letter to the Mayor, to feed into his discussions with David Davies, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

The Mayor responded to the letter on October 17 2017
"Your letter makes a number of important points, along with a number of recommendations for me to consider. I have responded to these..."
READ the Mayor's response.

Brexit Directive II - A Brexit strategy for London

Mayor pressed to publish a Brexit plan of action
A letter to the Mayor pushing him for a published plan of action to give the capital and the financial markets further reassurance. This should cover issues including the impact of Brexit on future funding, London’s financial services sector and the regulatory framework for environmental standards.

Brexit Directive III - Security after Brexit

‘Warm words’ won’t keep London safe after Brexit
A letter to the Mayor, to consider what contingencies may be needed, should no deal be reached on law enforcement and justice measures after we leave the European Union.

Read the Mayor's response

Brexit Directive IV - Health

Hospitals haemorrhaging clinically qualified EU citizens
In its fourth Brexit Directive letter to the Mayor, the London Assembly urges him to discuss whether the Government could provide a sector-specific guarantee for the rights of EU healthcare workers.  It also recommends that the Mayor asks the Government to review what impact the removal of nursing bursaries has had on nursing applications.

You can read recent London Assembly work on the impact of Brexit.

Committee Meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference.

Committee Members

Contact the EU Exit Working Group

If you have a media enquiry relating to the EU Exit Working Group please contact:

External Communications Manager
Alison Bell
[email protected]
020 7983 4228

If you have a query about the Mayor's Brexit plans please call 020 7983 4000.  You can also visit the Brexit section of this site for more info.