The National Audit Office has today published a briefing describing how the centre of government is overseeing and taking forward implementation of the UK’s exit from the European Union. The briefing focuses in particular on the coordination role of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).

The briefing describes the following:

  • The scale of the task. We set out the range of matters departments need to consider to deliver Exit and the work streams they have identified.
  • Who does what across government. We set out the responsibilities of DExEU and the range of government bodies involved in Exit.
  • How DExEU has set out task. We set out DExEU’s approach to supporting implementation of Exit and how it is monitoring departments’ progress.

Read the full report

Implementing the UK’s Exit from the European Union: The Department for Exiting the European Union and the centre of government

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