Background to the report
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) aims to “protect our country, our people and our interests; to project our influence and values; and to promote our prosperity overseas.”
In the context of Europe, the FCO describes its role as “helping to build a deep and special partnership with our European neighbours and with the European Union that helps protect our people, project our global influence and promote our prosperity.” This includes supporting the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) and other government departments on EU negotiations.
Content and scope of the report
This publication sets out how the FCO is preparing to deliver an effective exit from the EU. It focuses primarily on the 11 work streams on which the FCO reports to the Department for Exiting the EU.