Brexit Civil Society Alliance launches to protect sector interests in EU withdrawal

24 Oct 2018 News

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance has launched with a website and range of resources about what leaving the European Union means for charities. 

It is formed of over 80 organisations from the health, human rights, environment, consumer and workers rights, equality, food, farming, trade and education parts of the sector. Members include Friends of the Earth, the Equality and Diversity Forum and Liberty. 

The group was originally set up as the Repeal Bill Alliance, but has changed its name now that the government’s legislation has become an act. 

Today it launched its new website which includes briefings for politicians and explainers about what Brexit means for its members. 

A spokeswoman for the alliance said: “While attention has been paid to the future of business with Brexit, often the human impact and stories are being forgotten.

"The Brexit Civil Society Alliance is here to make sure that the concerns, hopes and aspirations of civil society are centre stage as the UK makes its exit from the European Union.”

The alliance is supported by the Legal Education Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, and hosted by Unlock Democracy.

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