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Get ready for Brexit - 31st October 2019 (banner)

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.

Get Ready for Brexit - UK Government Advice

To check what you need to do as:

  • businesses and organisations
  • individuals and families

See: Get Ready for Brexit - UK Government Advice - on the GOV.UK website

European Settled Status Scheme

Information on who should apply for the European settle status scheme, and how they should apply.

See: Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) - on the GOV.UK website

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.

See: Get help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme - on the GOV.UK website

HMRC Brexit Resources

HM Revenue and Customs resources to help preparations for Brexit.

See: HMRC Brexit resources - on the GOV.UK website

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Resources for Business

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.

See the Brexit Hub - on the British Chambers of Commerce website

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.

See Prepare your business for the UK leaving the EU - on the Food Standards Agency website

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.

See the Small Business Brexit Pack - on the FSB website

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce helps grow your business connections, provide practical support and share knowledge and ideas.

See Brexit Support - on the Sussex Chamber of Commerce website

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.

See the Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce website

Adur & Worthing Councils

The Councils can offer you advice on all aspects of running a business in Adur and Worthing.

See the business advice section of our website

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Resources for Community and Voluntary Sector

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.

See the Community Works (Adur and Worthing) website

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.

See:

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Resources on Community Safety

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

Sussex Police:
Find out what antisocial behaviour is and what you can do about it - on the Sussex Police website

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.

Sussex Police:
Find out what hate crime is and how to report it - on the Sussex Police website

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.

See the graffiti and fly posting section of our website

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