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.

The Mayor talks to the EU Exit working group

Recent meetings

On 25 October, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, appeared before the Group to discuss his role in preparing London for a future outside the EU. He was joined by John Barradell, Deputy Chair of the London Resilience Forum. You can watch the meeting here.


On 30 October, experts from UK industries met the Group to discuss resilience efforts in the case of a no-deal Brexit. Sonali Parekh, Head of Policy, Federation of Small Businesses, William Bain, Policy Advisor, Europe and International, British Retail Consortium and Tim Rycroft, Chief Operating Officer, Food and Drink Federation attended. You can watch the meeting here.

Committee Members

Work of the group

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.

Brexit Directive V - People's Vote

London Mayor should support People's Vote on Brexit

On September 6th, in a motion agreed by 13 votes for, to 9 votes against, the Assembly called on the Mayor to join the campaign and actively lobby Government and MPs to introduce a second vote on Brexit, if the deal is rejected by Parliament or there is no deal.  

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.

Contact the EU Exit Working Group

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

External Communications Officer
Howard Wheeler
[email protected]
020 7983 5769

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.