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Autumn 2020

Learning for government from EU Exit preparations

When the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016, it created a significant challenge for government. Government had to determine how leaving the EU would affect the UK, and plan and implement what was necessary to ensure the UK would be ready to leave. The scale of resources devoted to the work was significant. … Read more

Autumn 2020

Increasing the number of ventilators available to the NHS in response to COVID-19

In our previous report Overview of the UK government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic we signalled our intention to report on how government has managed risks created by its response to the crisis, including with respect to procurement and supply chains for items such as ventilators. This new investigation will set out the facts about the government’s efforts to rapidly increase the number of … Read more

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5 Jun 2020
Autumn 2020

The UK border: preparedness for the end of the transition period

On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU). There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.  The current rules on trade, travel and business for the UK and EU continue to apply during the transition period. The government is … Read more