Department for International Trade: Brexit

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total cost to the public purse for his Department’s work preparing for the UK to leave the EU has been since 23 June 2016.

Photo of George Hollingbery George Hollingbery Minister of State (International Trade)

HM Treasury has allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as:

  • £286m of additional funding for 17/18 (a full breakdown of which can be found in Supplementary Estimates 17/18).

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/679738/PU2137_Supplementary_estimates_web.pdf.

  • Over £1.5bn of additional funding for 18/19. A full breakdown of which can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13th March.

(https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/)

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