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Food safety is at risk because of skilled worker shortages and loss of access to vital data bases, a report says and experts’ ability to assess threats to public is being impeded by constraints.
Philippa Whitford said civil servants had been distracted by Brexit in the year before the first coronavirus lockdown.
The UK’s much-vaunted post-Brexit trade deals will only increase the country’s GDP by a minuscule amount over the next 15 years, a report by the National Audit Office (NAO) reveals today.
The U.K. government’s preparations for a no-deal Brexit took “significant time and resources” away from planning for a potential pandemic, a major report found.
Johnson's much-trumpeted FTAs “barely scratch the surface of the UK’s challenge to make up the GDP lost by leaving the EU”.
British companies have filled in 48 million customs declarations and 140,000 export health certificates since Britain left the EU.
U.K. investment of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) to smooth the passage of goods over its new post-Brexit border failed to prevent a slump in trade with the European Union.
Exporters forced to fill in 48 million customs declarations and 140,000 health certificates over eight-month period.
Report says delays have left Border Force officials reliant on 26-year-old technology
Rules on travelling to and from European Union countries will change on 1 January 2021.
UK trade with the EU faces "significant disruption" when the Brexit transition period ends in January, a government spending watchdog has said.
Businesses will have to adjust to new trading conditions in the middle of a pandemic.
A new report from the National Audit Office reveals the range of possible issues from 1 January 2021.
Watchdog says government has started its preparations too late.
Spending watchdog claims ports and businesses are not ready for 1 January, with Northern Ireland a big concern.
National Audit Office study also highlights failure to get to grips with scale of challenge
The National Audit Office warned the Government must be better prepared for all scenarios when dealing with future challenges such as the coronavirus pandemic.
Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union cost the taxpayer more than £4 billion in additional government costs, the Whitehall spending watchdog has found.
The British government has spent about 70% of the funds allocated to cover the cost of Brexit preparations. The money mostly went to cover staff costs, new infrastructure and gathering external expertise.
Britain’s government has spent at least 4.4 billion pounds of taxpayers’ money on preparations to leave the European Union, the public spending watchdog said on Friday, in the first detailed estimate of the cost of Brexit.
The U.K. government has spent at least 4.4 billion pounds ($5.7 billion) preparing for Brexit since the 2016 referendum, according to figures released by the National Audit Office.
Government departments spent more than £4bn on preparations for leaving the EU, says the public spending watchdog.
The 22,000 civil servants working on EU withdrawal amount to 5 per cent of Whitehall total.
Publicity splurge was much-mocked at the time for leaving people in the dark about the preparations they should make.