The effects of Brexit on Swindon’s economy will be discussed at Euclid Street this week.

The Growing the Economy scrutiny committee, chaired by councillor Emma Faramarzi, will discuss the preparations for the UK’s leaving of the EU in late March at its meeting tomorrow.

A report says: “Local employers have highlighted the need for a highly skilled workforce to keep Swindon competitive. In order to address this, the Council has already taken steps to promote apprenticeships increase access to higher education provision,and raise attainment and aspiration within the town.

"The council is also working with the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership programme “Higher Futures” to ensure businesses have access to provision to up-skill and re-skill current employees.”

With a possible ‘no-deal’ Brexit looming, the borough council is planning its response as part of the local resilience forum, along with emergency services, other local authorities and public agencies.