Committee details

Purpose of committee

The Brexit Committee will be responsible for researching, monitoring and reviewing the financial, resource or operational impact upon the Council and the district as a result of the UK’s leaving the European Union and for making recommendations to Council on such issues (or to the relevant Standing Committee where appropriate).

 

            Its specific functions include:

 

·         Articulating the Belfast specific issues to be considered as part of the negotiation and transition arrangements;

 

·           The continuous monitoring of progress and announcements around Brexit;

 

·           Influencing and contributing to regional considerations of the implications of Brexit on both the work of the Council and on the district;

 

·           Identifying any actions the Council may take to mitigate any adverse impacts arising and capitalising on any opportunities as a result of Brexit;

 

·           Reviewing changes to legislation arising out of Brexit and analysing the likely impact which they may have upon the delivery of council services;

 

·           Fostering and maintaining positive relations and cultural links with the EU;

 

·           Maintaining and promoting social cohesion within the district, post Brexit;

 

·           Monitoring the impact on migrant workers, skills gaps and issues arising with regard to various sectors in the labour market;

 

·           Financial and budget assumptions and implications for the district arising out of Brexit;

 

·           Identifying the implications for EU grant funding and alternative funding opportunities;

 

·           Seeking to influence decisions with regard to continuing access to and distribution of EU funds (including Peace, Culture and Interreg programmes);

 

·           Ensuring the ability of Belfast to achieve the objectives, as set out within the Belfast Agenda;

 

·           Ensuring the ability of Belfast to continue to attract and retain investment and grow the rate base;

 

·           Ensuring the ability of Belfast to increase trade with existing and potential trade partners (access to supply chains / import and export issues); and

 

·           Hearing evidence from other parties.

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Ms. Eilish McGoldrick, Democratic Services Officer. 028 9027 0450

Postal address:
Legal and Civic Services
Room 123B
City Hall
Belfast
BT1 5GS

Email: mcgoldricke@belfastcity.gov.uk