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Department for Exiting the European Union remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text What steps the Government is taking to prepare contingency plans for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Norfolk more like this
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Sir Henry Bellingham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. Our no deal preparations will ensure the country is prepared for every eventuality. Extensive preparations have been underway for over two years and these are continuing.</p><p>We have passed critical legislation, signed international agreements, recruited additional staff and guaranteed certain EU funding in a no deal scenario. Border Force is recruiting c.600 additional Border Force officers and HMRC have already hired over 2,300 extra staff for Brexit, including additional operational staff, like customs inspectors.</p><p>In September 2018, and again in December and February, HMRC sent letters to the 145,000 VAT registered businesses who currently trade with the EU advising them what action they need to take on customs in the event of no deal.</p><p>We have also published and updated 106 specific technical notices to help businesses, citizens and consumers prepare for a no-deal scenario.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Daventry more like this
star this property answering member printed Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Heaton-Harris more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Henry Bellingham more like this