LONDON, Aug. 1
(Xinhua/GNA) - Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced
a £2.1-billion fund to help prepare the country for a no-deal Brexit.
in a surprise announcement Wednesday night, said there will be an immediate
cash boost of 1.1 billion pounds to prepare critical areas for an exit from the
European Union (EU) on Oct. 31.
A further 1
billion pounds are also available to enhance operational preparedness this year
if needed, according to the Treasury.
said the funding will accelerate preparations at British borders, and also will
support business readiness and ensure the supply of critical medicines.
ensure government departments’ step up vital operational preparations across
the country as the UK leaves the EU on 31 October," the Treasury said.
In total, the
Treasury has now made available 6.3 billion pounds to prepare for EU exit.
"With 92 days until the UK leaves the European Union, it's vital that we
intensify our planning to ensure we are ready."
to get a good deal that abolishes the anti-democratic backstop.
“But if we
can't get a good deal, we'll have to leave without one. This additional £2.1
billion will ensure we are ready to leave on 31 October - deal or no