Wales Audit Office report on preparations in Wales for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit


The Auditor General for Wales published a report on ‘Preparations in Wales for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit’ in February 2019.

The report reviewed the arrangements being made by public bodies in Wales to manage the implications, risks and opportunities of Brexit.

The Committee’s work in this area

Exploring the preparedness of the Welsh Government has been a key strand of the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee’s work. The Committee’s previous work encompassing aspects of Brexit preparedness included:

Evidence gathering

In response to the publication of the Auditor General’s report, the Committee decided to take evidence from the Counsel General and Brexit Minister. The session took place on 11 March 2019.

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The Committee wrote (PDF, 197KB) to the Welsh Government to outline its views and recommendations on 26 March 2019.

The Welsh Government responded (PDF, 287KB) to the Committee’s letter on 23 April 2019.

On 27 September 2019 the Chair received correspondence from the Auditor General for Wales, providing an update to his ‘Preparations in Wales for a ‘no deal’ Brexit’ report.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 15/03/2019