The department has spent more than two years carrying out preparations for all scenarios, including a no deal scenario. The government, including the Department for Education, is accelerating no deal preparations to ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality.
A team within the department’s International Education Directorate leads our EU Exit programme and coordination of preparations. Members of staff across the department work on EU Exit issues, including no deal preparations, across a range of policy areas as required.
Given the interactions between EU Exit work and the department’s other priorities, it is not possible to give an accurate figure specifically for work on EU Exit issues, including on no deal planning.
The work of the department is continuing, including planning and preparing for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.