Almost two thirds of council leaders and chief executives believe Brexit will have a ‘negative’ impact on their local economy, a new survey has revealed. The survey by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) of more than 800 council leaders, mayors and chief executives shows 61% of respondents think Brexit will have either a negative or very negative impact on the local economy. A quarter said it would have neither a negative or positive impact, and only 11% replied it would have a positive or a very positive impact on the local economy. Council leaders and chief executives in the south east of England were the least pessimistic, with 48% indicating Brexit would have a negative impact or a very impact on the local economy. Local government leaders in the north east of England were the most pessimistic, with 100% indicating Brexit would have a negative or a very negative … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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Jamie Hailstone is senior reporter – NewStart