Revenue and Customs: Brexit

Treasury written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Jonathan Lord Jonathan Lord Conservative, Woking

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the preparedness of HMRC for the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The Government remains confident we will agree a mutually advantageous deal with the EU.

It is however the duty of a responsible Government to continue to prepare for a range of potential outcomes including the unlikely event of no deal.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer therefore continues to work closely with HMRC officials and has made funding available to ensure the department is ready for EU exit, whatever the outcome of negotiations.

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