||<p>The Government is committed to seizing the opportunities arising from exiting the
European Union, and to ensuring that we exit smoothly on the best possible terms.
The terms 'hard' and 'soft' are commonly used outside the Civil Service and within
discussions around EU exit.</p><p> </p><p>The role of the Civil Service is to provide
impartial advice and to deliver Government policy, and is focused on delivering this
Government’s commitment to leave the EU and get the very best deal for the United