Decision details

Provision of Regulatory Services at Portsmouth International Port

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet:


(1)          Acknowledges the continuing risk that Regulatory Services will be significantly impacted by increasing demands in border control regulations at the Portsmouth International Port following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.


(2)          Accepts that any intensification of border control demands at the Portsmouth International Port will place substantial unpredictable and currently unavailable financial burdens upon Portsmouth City Council statutory regulatory functions.


(3)          Approved further engagement with governmental departments and Ministers in respect to the need for revenue funding equivalent to any additional need to deliver essential border control functions at the Portsmouth International Port.  


(4)          Asked that the Regulatory Services Manager make contact with the Secretary of State for Transport to ask for a response to the previous representation made to him in November 2019 as well as briefing the local Members of Parliament, Local Government Association (LGA) and the British Ports Association to request they help to lobby to get a solution for Portsmouth.

Report author: Richard Lee

Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 04/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

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