20 Nov 2020
20 Nov 2020
12 Oct 2020
This briefing delves into the topics of food, health and care, European Structural Funds, community cohesion, and citizens’ rights and settlement status.
Members feel very prepared for Brexit
Increase in food bank demand
Structural funding withdrawn
During autumn 2019, London Funders convened five roundtable discussions on Brexit and the potential impact on London’s communities, following a survey of our members which suggested only 3.8% felt very prepared for Brexit. The main issues that members identified as needing additional clarity on became the topics of our roundtables – food, health and care, European Structural Funds, community cohesion, and citizens’ rights and settlement status.
We were joined at each roundtable session by an expert in the topic, and 50 of our members from across all sectors took part in the discussions, helping to ensure that we reflected the diversity of our membership. We are grateful to everyone who gave their time to inform these sessions.
Following the Brexit vote, there was a spike in hate crime and increased expressions of anxiety from communities of different backgrounds
These discussions were initially held to assist with planning for Brexit on 31 October 2019, but political developments overtook this date, and the revised date of the formal departure of the UK from the European Union became 31 January 2020. To coincide with this date, we have brought together the key points from each of the roundtable discussions, and present these here.