Our hub draws together all our work on EU exit
Government planning for EU Exit has been a task with little or no historical precedent. Since the 2016 referendum, departments had to prepare for multiple potential outcomes, with shifting timetables and uncertainty. Our work– spanning some 27 reports – reflected the scale and breadth of this task.
With a challenge like this, it was not possible for departments to plan for every eventuality. But lessons can be learned from the period of planning for no deal, where in some cases rushed decisions meant that taxpayers’ money was not well spent.
Our reports have highlighted the delivery risk associated with putting in place the necessary systems, infrastructure and resources to manage the border, and the need to ensure that businesses, traders and other border users are ready for the changes to come.
Gareth Davies, Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG)