||<p>The Department is tasked with successfully delivering the UK’s exit from the European
Union. A key element of this is ensuring preparation for all possible scenarios, including
leaving the EU without a deal.</p><p>Budget 2018 confirmed an additional £500 million
of funding from the reserve for 2019-20, meaning the government will have invested
over £4 billion in preparing for EU exit since 2016.</p><p>It is not however possible
to attribute the Department’s costs to specific scenario planning such as “no deal”.
This is because the Department does not record expenditure or forecasts against potential
outcomes; it records expenditure and forecasts on a functional basis.</p><p>The Main
Estimate for 2018-19, which details the budgetary limits for the Department, can be
found on <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/main-supply-estimates-2018-to-2019"
target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>. The Department has been allocated a delegated expenditure
limit of £93.0m for 2018-19, which covers both ‘deal’ and ‘no-deal’ scenarios. This
is just one element of cross-Whitehall spend.</p><p> </p>