HMRC ‘dragging feet’ say ministers after claim Brexit customs set up will take FIVE years

31 Oct

Ministers were critical of the warning given at a Select Committee with HMRC bosses refusing to guarantee everything would be ready by the March 2019 Brexit deadline.

If the UK ditches the EU customs union in a Hard Brexit scenario would see customs declaration increase fivefold from 50million to 250million.

To try and deal with this increase, without causing delays, plans are already underway to hire and train 5,000 new Border Force staff.

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