Britons will from next week start receiving weekly information bulletins from the government about how to make sure they’re ready for a disorderly Brexit, The Times reported today (20 July).
The information will be distributed as “bundles” to consumers and companies as Britain counts down to its departure from the European Union on 29 March 2019, said the newspaper.
— The Times of London (@thetimes) July 19, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan proposes negotiating the closest possible commercial links for goods trade, but even if she can secure enough support for it at home, she still needs to win agreement from the EU.
That means that a disorderly or no-deal Brexit, where the two sides fail to agree a new relationship, is still on the table.
Under the government’s new campaign, the newspaper said that small businesses will be given information about how to make customs declarations while British holidaymakers will be told to buy health insurance in case current reciprocal deals end.
The European Commission published on Thursday (19 July) a 17-page communication to businesses in the EU warning them of the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit if the UK crashes out of the bloc next March .
This is becoming like a shit episode of Black Mirror. We should not be preparing for No Deal, we should be avoiding it at all costs. https://t.co/DGP55zNWIl
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) July 20, 2018
No deal Brexit:
2,800,000 fewer jobs
£158bn loss per year
Trade agreement Brexit (outside the single market):
1,750,000 fewer jobs
£99bn loss per year
Soft Brexit (EEA & single market):
700,000 fewer jobs
£39bn loss per year
Remain in EU:
No impact on jobs
No £ loss per year pic.twitter.com/H8gX9wT4Dz
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) July 17, 2018