Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May reveals new jobs and funds for Brexit preparations



Up to 5,000 staff will be hired by HMRC next year to prepare for Brexit, the Government has announced.
 
An extra £250m will also be distributed to ministerial departments as the country gears up for leaving the EU in March 2019.
 
 
The new posts and funding will be used to prepare for both a commonly-agreed departure plan and a "no deal" cliff-edge divorce.


The Prime Minister's spokesman revealed details of the plans to reporters on Wednesday - adding that a new Cabinet sub-committee on post-Brexit trade policy will be set up and chaired by First Secretary of State Damian Green.


It came as the spokesman was asked whether Prime Minister Theresa May had "full confidence" in her Defence Secretary, who apologised for touching a woman journalist's knee.


Refusing to be drawn specifically on Sir Michael Fallon, the spokesman simply said Mrs May "has confidence in her Government and her ministers".




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