As at 11 February 2019, the Department has a central team of 70 policy and project delivery professionals which coordinates the provision of advice to Ministers on European Union exit and preparations for exit. Since the beginning of December 2018, 25 people have transferred into the central team to support this work.
Across the Department, staff are also working on a range of areas related to EU exit, covering issues such as medicines supply. Communications, analytical and legal staff provide advice as required. This work is kept under review, to manage the level of resource support that may be needed at any given time.
The Civil Service as a whole is working to ensure that EU exit implementation is carried out to a high standard without impacting public service delivery across the whole of government.