Get ready for Brexit
Like all local and national public sector authorities Adur & Worthing Councils has been preparing plans for Brexit, whatever form that may take.
While many of the service areas that might be affected by Brexit are not the responsibility of Adur & Worthing Councils we have, nevertheless, been working with partner organisations, the police, local business groups and community organisations to ensure we have a co-ordinated and cohesive response to potential difficulties that arise in our places.
While Central Government is taking the lead in preparing for Brexit we know the Town Hall in Worthing and the Shoreham Centre in Adur District are focal points for our communities and so we will do our best to provide clear and concise information to our citizens.
To start we have created this section on our website to try to answer your questions or at least direct you to places where those answers can be found. It will be constantly updated as more information emerges so, if you wish, please bookmark this page.
To check what you need to do as:
- businesses and organisations
- individuals and families
European Settled Status Scheme
Information on who should apply for the European settle status scheme, and how they should apply.
Get help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme
You can get support applying to the EU Settlement Scheme if you're a vulnerable citizen, or if you require additional help.
HMRC Brexit Resources
HM Revenue and Customs resources to help preparations for Brexit.
Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP)
Providing businesses with the tools businesses need to become successful within Adur and Worthing.
See the AWBP website
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)
The BCC supports and connects companies to build new relationships, share best practice and foster new opportunities. They help firms trade locally, nationally and globally, including specific support for international trade.
Food Standards Agency (FSA)
If your business deals in food, or animal feed, your responsibility to make sure it is safe will remain a requirement of law from day one of the UK leaving the EU.
National Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses Limited (FSB)
The FSB helps smaller businesses achieve their ambitions by providing advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government.
Sussex Chamber of Commerce
The Sussex Chamber of Commerce helps grow your business connections, provide practical support and share knowledge and ideas.
Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce
The Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce works with, and on behalf of, businesses of all sizes across a large part of coastal West Sussex.
Adur & Worthing Councils
The Councils can offer you advice on all aspects of running a business in Adur and Worthing.
Community Works (Adur and Worthing)
Community Works provide advice and support, and learning and networking opportunities to voluntary and community organisations across Adur and Worthing.
NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations)
NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they're essential for a better society. They have a diverse community of over 14,000 member organisations - a third of the voluntary sector workforce in England.
- Preparing for and understanding Brexit advice - on the NVCO website
- Charities and Brexit: Regardless of the outcome, preparation is key - on the NVCO website
Antisocial Behaviour advice
Antisocial behaviour is defined as 'behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not of the same household as the person' (Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014).
There are three main categories for antisocial behaviour, depending on how many people are affected:
- Personal antisocial behaviour is when a person targets a specific individual or group
- Nuisance antisocial behaviour is when a person causes trouble, annoyance or suffering to a community
- Environmental antisocial behaviour is when a person's actions affect the wider environment, such as public spaces or buildings
Adur & Worthing Councils:
See the antisocial behaviour section of our website
Hate Crime advice
A hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference. It doesn't always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are, is also a crime. The same goes for someone posting abusive or offensive messages about you online.
Adur & Worthing Councils:
See the hate crime incidents section of our website
Reporting Graffiti and Fly posting
Adur and Worthing, in conjunction with West Sussex County Council, have a zero-tolerance policy on all graffiti and fly posting (unauthorised advertisements and posters). If the markings are of a racial/offensive nature we will aim to obliterate these within 24 hours of being notified. All other reports will be dealt with as soon as possible.