Friday, 14 Dec 2018

The chaos of Brexit without agreement could see board staff working at home for six months

According to a new report, Council staff could be asked to work at home for six months after a chaotic Brexit without agreement.

Authorities fear that roads on the roads around Dover will be blocked by traffic jams, corpses piled up at the morgue and students missing GCSE exams, KentLive reported last night.

The raw warnings came in a report on emergency planning without agreement prepared by Kent's council.

The 17-page report describes measures taken to mitigate the effects of traffic chaos in the region, which is expected to suffer the consequences of a Brexit without a contract due to the large critical trade route between Dover and Calais.

He warns that the council may have to deal with 10,000 trucks piled on its roads.

Potential delays in the transportation network are partially provided by the extension of the board computer system to allow for a "significant shift of work remotely with staff working from home or from another location ".

The report states that the emergency plan in case of disruption of the transportation network is to "move to work at home if possible for three to six months".

According to the report, the ICT infrastructure will cost £ 440,000 and the council is asking the government to pay it.

The document also warns that no agreement could result in:

  • difficulties with transportation of the deceased to post mortem or bodily storage facilities
  • delay or disrupt collections
  • a drop in school attendance and a disruption of exams
  • lower service levels of the board
  • disruption of bulky waste treatment and disposal of wood waste that depend on the elimination of the EU
  • disruption of the import and export of goods and medicines
  • Vulnerable people who can not access hospitals and schools
  • an increase in the number of migrants arriving in Kent, including unaccompanied asylum seeker children

warns against the disruption of waste collection while trucks have difficulty accessing waste transfer centers and recycling sites.

School meals may also be affected due to late delivery.

The report states that a "training tool" has been created so that city council staff can "consider" how a "major disruption of traffic" can result in "an inability to attend schools, hospitals, etc." " for vulnerable people.

"The training tool" indicates that board officers must also take into account "the increase in the number of migrants arriving in Kent, including unaccompanied asylum seeker children", " disruption of the import and export of goods "and" medicines and other medical supplies ".

Rob Bird, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Opposition at Kent County Council, said, "This report finally reveals the truth.

"The people of Kent did not vote for a disruption of food supplies, they did not vote to jeopardize the care of the most vulnerable people in society or to risk the risk of being killed." education of our children.

"The threats of a Brexit without agreement are real, the Kent County Council has already committed millions of taxpayer dollars to mitigate the worst effects, and we are still waiting for the government's check.

"A chaotic Brexit without agreement would be catastrophic for Kent, and county MPs should insist that the government forbid it now. But there is still time to step back from this nightmare.

"The government is at a standstill, if our leaders do not manage to find the strength to pull us out of this mess, it 's up to us to decide.The vote of a people does not happen. has never been so strong – we must have the last word on the future of our country. "

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