||<p>Leaving the EU without a deal remains the default option on 31 October. As a responsible
government, we have been preparing for all EU exit eventualities, including the possibility
of no deal, for over two years. In light of the extension that has now been agreed,
departments are making sensible decisions about the timing and pace at which some
of this work is progressing, but we will continue to prepare for all exit scenarios.
When necessary we will continue to update our advice on <a href="http://gov.uk/euexit"
target="_blank">gov.uk/euexit</a> on how businesses and citizens should prepare.</p><p>
</p><p>HM Treasury has allocated over £4.2 billion to prepare for our withdrawal from
the EU since 2016, including over £2bn for the 19-20 financial year. This funding
will help departments to manage pressures arising from exit preparations, as well
as ensuring that the UK is prepared to seize the opportunities available when we leave
the EU. The Treasury has also made arrangements to ensure that departments and the
Devolved Administrations can fund measures to address civil contingencies in a no