PLANS are underway to deal with the fallout of a 'No Deal' Brexit for Denbighshire residents.

As the date for Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) fast approaches on Friday, March 29 - and with no parliamentary majority currently for Prime Minister Theresa May's deal - Denbighshire County Council is working to mitigate the potential risks.

A 'No Deal' Brexit would mean the UK would leave the EU immediately on March 29, two years to the day after Article 50 was triggered, with no agreements in place about their future relationship.

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has received funding to help local authorities develop their planning for EU exit, with some of the funding earmarked for developing a Brexit preparedness toolkit to identify and address the impact in North Wales. A report is expected in the next two weeks from Denbighshire County Council on how funding will be allocated.

A spokesman for Denbighshire County Council said: “We have briefed our councillors on the likely implications of a no deal Brexit and we are currently preparing a plan for how to mitigate risks and capitalise on opportunities.

“A report will be available in the next fortnight.

“The Welsh Government has made extra grant funding available to address community cohesion and we will work with local authority partners to deliver community cohesion work.”

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “We have been preparing for a no deal outcome as it has become increasingly apparent the UK Government was failing to negotiate an acceptable deal.

"We have been intensifying our work to develop contingency plans with our local government partners, including the Welsh Local Government Association, and have provided additional funding to help set up an online system to ensure councils are Brexit-ready.

"We are also currently in discussion with the WLGA about providing support for each authority’s preparations for Brexit.”

Funding is also being set aside to aid non-UK EU citizens, with an equality and human rights commission’s event in Conwy on Thursday, February 7 detailing protections available for the 80,000 non-UK EU citizens living in Wales.

As part of the delivery of assistance in Denbighshire, the Welsh Government's 'Supporting EU Citizens Grant Scheme' will provide short-term funding through the North Wales Regional Equality Network, in addition to £1.3million funding for an EU Citizens’ 'Rights Project'.

Deputy minister and chief Whip, Jane Hutt, said: “With the continued and growing uncertainty those from European Union countries living in Wales are facing, it is imperative the correct information and support about rights and the settled status system are shared."

For more information about the potential impacts of a no deal Brexit in Wales, visit the Welsh Government's 'Preparing Wales' website.