The 2025 UK Border Strategy

Cabinet Office written statement – made on 17th December 2020.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Today, the Government will publish the 2025 UK Border Strategy. As we reach the end of the transition period, we have a unique opportunity to redesign our border for the benefit of the UK. The 2025 UK Border Strategy sets out how we will do this in partnership across the nations of the UK, the border industry and users of the border.

The 2025 UK Border Strategy sets out the transformations we will make to the border to create the most effective border in the world, harnessing the power of technology and data to revolutionise how the border operates. Implementing these transformations will make it easier for UK businesses to export and import while improving our ability to keep the UK safe and secure.

The strategy has been developed using the wealth of evidence and insight we received from stakeholders across the UK through the consultation we ran over the summer. The Target Operating Model for the border which the strategy sets out will help businesses understand the longer term ambitions for the UK’s border, and plan and invest accordingly.

The 2025 UK Border Strategy has today been laid as a Command Paper.

The 2025 UK Border Strategy (pdf, 6852.9KB)

The 2025 UK Border Strategy, Large print (pdf, 1361.8KB)