The Government would prefer to leave the EU on 31 October with a deal. If this is not possible we will have to leave with no deal.
In the event of no deal the Government will prioritise the flow of goods at the border while continuing to take a risk-based approach to controls and checks on goods to minimise additional friction.
Extensive engagement activity continues with businesses, traders, ports and other stakeholders. The Government is also stepping up engagement with key Member States such as France. We will continue to work to make sure we have the best possible preparation to support the flow of goods.