A Brexit deal has been agreed in principle with the EU. Both the UK and the EU need to approve and sign the Withdrawal Agreement. If the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified by UK and EU Parliaments, then it remains the default position that the UK would leave without a deal, now on 31 January
As yet, exactly how this process will work out and the precise implications for local government are not yet known.
However, the council is working hard to plan for Brexit - no matter what form it takes and, with our partners, prepare for all eventualities, identify all the potential impacts on the town and borough and put in place plans to mitigate those effects on residents and businesses.
We are part of a nationwide system of planning taking place and, for us, this not a political issue, but ensuring our residents and businesses continue to feel safe and welcome and Slough continues to be an attractive place to live, work and stay.
The UK government has reached an agreement with the EU that will protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK. It has also reached an agreement with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and a separate agreement with Switzerland.
if you are an EU citizen living in Slough, you may need to apply to stay in the UK. The government has an online tool to show you what you need to do.
You may wish to find out more about what Brexit means for you.
The government has a range of information including going abroad, working and training in the EU and transport including driving licences.
If you run a business in Slough, there may be some steps you want to take to prepare for Brexit.
The government has a range of information including regulations, employing EU citizens and importing, exporting and transporting.
There is also an online tool where, by answering a few questions, you can be directed to more specific advice.
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce is also offering more localised advice for businesses. You can find the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce information here.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has also released informational videos and leaflets about changes at UK border you may want to prepare for, in case of a no deal Brexit.
You can find the HMRC videos here and the leaflets can be downloaded below.