UK-EU trade faces major disruption even with deal, say auditors

Published Nov 06 2020 at 12:01 AM GMT
  • Spending watchdog claims ports and businesses are not ready for 1 January, with Northern Ireland a big concernBillions of pounds worth of trade with the European Union will face 'significant disruption" on 1 January, regardless of whether a trade deal is agreed, Whitehall's spending watchdog has concluded.
  • The National Audit Office (NAO) said crucial IT systems have yet to be tested and transit areas for lorries are not ready as the government attempts to prepare new border controls for the end of the Brexit.



  • Published Nov 6, 2020 12:01 AM GMT