Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the UK-government’s top priority. This has not changed.
However, the UK-government must prepare for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. For 2 years, the UK-government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure that the UK is prepared to leave the EU on 29 March 2019.
It has always been the case that as we get nearer to that date, preparations for a no deal scenario would have to be accelerated. We must ensure plans are in place should they need to be relied upon.
In the summer, the government published a series of 106 technical notices setting out information to allow businesses and citizens to understand what they would need to do in a no deal scenario so they can make informed plans and preparations.
This technical notice offers guidance for continued planning in the event of no deal.
Also included is an overarching framing notice explaining the UK-government’s approach to preparing the UK for this outcome in order to minimise disruption and ensure a smooth and orderly exit.
The UK-government is working with the devolved administrations on technical notices and will continue to do so as plans develop.
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