UK Government Schedules To Publish No-Deal Advice On Thursday

Advertisment

The government of the United Kingdom is scheduled to publish the first in a series of technical notices that are intended to prepare the United Kingdom for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on Thursday.

The said notices will include advice for citizens, public bodies, and businesses in the United Kingdom.

Whitehall departments are finalising a series of technical notices that aims to explain how the government of Theresa May plans to keep the various sectors of the economy running once the UK leaves without a deal.

Dominic Raab, the Brexit Secretary, said that securing a deal was still “the most likely outcome.” However, he added that making some alternative arrangements was the “responsible” thing to do.

68 technical notices have already been produced by the European Union.

Between the period of late August and the end of September, various government departments are anticipated to publish approximately 70 technical notices.

The first of the explanatory documents are anticipated from the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) within days and are intended to inform citizens and businesses how to cope with a no-deal scenario.

Raab is scheduled to travel to Brussels this week in hopes to continue the negotiations with the European Union. He said that the advice was essential to “mitigate the risks and make sure the UK is ready to make a success of Brexit.”

He added the UK government aimed to “clearly set out the steps that people, businesses and public services need to take in the unlikely event that we don’t reach an agreement” with the European Union.

Downing Street said that the advice was “sensible, proportionate, and part of a common sense approach to ensure stability, whatever the outcome of talks.”

This Thursday, Raab is also scheduled to make a speech in Westminster that will outline the plans of the government for the possibility of leaving the European Union without a deal in March next year.

Downing Street said that it wanted to make sure that the “consumers and businesses are not harmed” by the likelihood of no deal being agreed.