1229 GMT December 16, 2018
“What I am confident is that there are plans in place,” Philip Rycroft, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union (DEXEU), told a committee of lawmakers in Parliament, Reuters reported.
“They are at a level of detail which satisfies the team at DEXEU ... we are constantly monitoring those plans to make sure they are kept up to date.”
The British government also has done work looking at the economic impact of Prime Minister Theresa May’s “Chequers” Brexit proposals, the official said.
The Chequers plan, named after the prime minister’s country residence, where it was agreed by ministers in July, calls for free trade between Britain and the EU in manufactured and agricultural goods, with Britain accepting regulations over traded goods that align with EU rules.
Asked by a committee of lawmakers in Parliament whether officials had done any work looking at the economic impact of the plans, Rycroft said: “Yes. The work is ongoing.”