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Brexit: Readiness of traders a significant ‘no deal' risk

28 February 2019

The Committee has published as evidence a National Audit Office memorandum, The UK border: preparedness for EU exit update.

  • Read the evidence here

Chair's comments

Committee Chair Meg Hillier said:

“The NAO's memorandum shows that with the clock ticking down there remain serious questions about whether the UK will be prepared at the border if there is ‘no deal' and what this would mean for individuals and businesses.

It is alarming that six of the eight critical IT systems needed are in danger of not being ready in time and that government assesses readiness of traders as one of its most significant risks.

The Public Accounts Committee will be pressing HMRC for answers on preparations for EU exit next week.”

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