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Brexit and the borough council

Where to find Brexit information if you're a resident or business

Brexit and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

On 23 June 2016, a majority of people within the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union following a nationwide referendum. Nationally 51.9 per cent of voters opted to leave the EU, and 48.9 per cent voted to remain.

As a result of this vote and subsequent extension agreements, the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union at 11:00pm on Thursday 31 October 2019.

In King’s Lynn and West Norfolk 85,128 votes were cast across the borough. The result was:

  • 33.6 per cent voting to remain
  • 66.4 per cent voting to leave

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is preparing to leave the European Union. Planning is being undertaken to build on normal emergency planning work.

We're working with our partners on the Norfolk Resilience Forum to:

  • assess what impacts there may be on our residents and wider community, and
  • develop plans to mitigate any disruptions

Information for residents

Further advice for residents is available on the GOV.UK - prepare for Brexit - website page.

To access the latest information, you can sign up for GOV.UK email alerts.

Information for businesses

The UK is expected to leave the EU on 31 October 2019. Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change.

Government guidance for businesses on key points regarding Britain's exit from the European Union is available on the GOV.UK - Get ready for Brexit - website page.

You can also access information from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) on the New Anglia website.

To access the latest information, you can sign up for GOV.UK alerts.