Thousands of new employees have been recruited by the British administration to implement the policy tasks arising from the termination of British membership of the EU, and next year, more than 1,000 experts will be recruited.
According to the London PM’s report, the scenarios outlined by the government include the possibility that negotiations on exit conditions do not lead to a full agreement covering all policy areas.
According to Downing Street spokesman, David Davis, the head of the ministry coordinating the Brexit negotiations in Britain, told the ministers in Tuesday’s cabinet that nearly three thousand new jobs were created at the various government agencies in the past year to support the Brexit process, including the tasks of some specialized areas supply.
For example, Davis said that the law office of the government has taken over 300 lawmakers for the last twelve months.
The UK government plans to expand further in 2018: the UK’s Tax and Customs Office (HMRC) will count on 3-5,000 people next year.
Nevertheless, the British Ministry of Finance has allocated more than 500 million pounds (175 billion forints) to the preparations for the Brexit process and will provide 250 million pounds of funding for the same until the end of the financial year 2017-2018 – the cabinet said Tuesday.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman announced that preparations for the termination of British EU membership have been significantly accelerated in recent months, while ministries are working on approximately three hundred different action programs under close supervision of the Brexit Ministry and the Cabinet Office.
Downing Street officials said on Tuesday that three hundred action plans at the stage of implementation would prepare the country for a number of possible versions of the negotiation of exit conditions, and scenarios would also be prepared if certain policy areas affected by the termination of British membership of the EU no agreement is reached on the negotiating table with the European Union.
This possibility has already been referred to by the British Government.
In his closing speech at the Governor’s Conservative Party’s October Congress, Prime Minister Theresa May said: he trusts that negotiations on exit conditions will succeed in reaching an agreement that serves both Britain and the EU, but the British government is acting responsibly, if he is “prepared for all probability”.
Shortly before, David Davis, the Brexitian minister, said that if negotiations do not result in an agreement that Britain needs, then London will be ready for the “alternative”, and the government will make “contingency plans” for this case.
However, the UK business sector is constantly warning the government of the risks of non-agreement. According to repeated calls from business representatives, if negotiations on exit conditions, despite the intentions of London, can not, for instance, succeed in reaching a free trade agreement with the EU, then the WTO rules on British trade with the EU will come into effect, and this will result in customs barriers currently unobstructed in bilateral trade.
According to experts, this British food industry would have a 20 percent increase in the British automotive industry with a 10 percent, virtually unmanageable export cost surplus.
Source: MTI / Image: bumm.sk /