||<p>The UK will be leaving the EU on the 31 October - whatever the circumstances.</p><p>We
would, of course, prefer to leave with a deal. However, if it is not possible to reach
a deal we will have to leave with no deal. We are now turbocharging all our necessary
preparations to do so. In the event of no deal, the Government will prioritise the
flow of goods at the border. We will continue to take a risk-based approach to controls
and checks on goods at the border, minimising additional friction to protect flow.
Over the longer term, the Government will look to enhance border systems and processes.</p><p>Extensive
engagement activity continues with businesses, traders and across the border industry.
The Government will look to step up engagement with key Member States, such as the
French, to ensure the best possible preparation to ensure the continued flow of both
outbound and inbound goods.</p>