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After Brexit: An agenda for public services in Wales

December 4th 2017

This paper looks at the potential effects of Brexit on the public sector and asks if it is are ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Brexit is likely to affect public services of all kinds, and it will do so in many different ways. This paper looks at whether public bodies are planning ahead to manage the effects. It is divided into two main sections:

  • direct effects of Brexit e.g. on the workforce, regulation and their financing.
  • indirect effects e.g. on the local economy, demand for services and community relationships

Some general themes emerge, which are:

  • There is a great deal more that the Welsh public sector could do to ensure it is prepared
  • The Welsh Government could lead and support the public sector’s preparations
  • The Welsh Government could seek additional resources from the UK government to enable Wales to prepare for Brexit and indicate that it expects public bodies to prepare contingency plans.

The report was prepared in partnership with Wales Public Services 2025.

Format: PDF

Language: English

Pages: 17

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