Treasury: Brexit

Treasury written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to his Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

HM Treasury has already allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19, including £24.8m and £260m for the Chancellor’s HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs respectively, to enable them to prepare for EU Exit effectively in any scenario.

A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments 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/) This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year.

Expenditure on EU Exit preparation in 2018-19 will be detailed in departments Annual Report and Accounts in due course.

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