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Council briefing warns of Brexit risks

Local Democracy Reporting Service

West Berkshire Council
BBC

Brexit could close schools and force care homes to shut in West Berkshire, according to a leaked council briefing.

The West Berkshire Council slides listed the "risks to the council and the community".

The briefing also warned of fuel shortages, disruption to food and medicine supply chains and an increase in hate crime. It also said the council had put aside £315,000 to deal with the risks.

It comes after the government was forced to publish its Yellowhammer contingency plans for Brexit.

A spokesman for the council said last week councillors were updated on its Brexit preparations and many of the scenarios detailed on the slides were "worst case".

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