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Consultation on 2025 UK Border Strategy

Volume 678: debated on Wednesday 22 July 2020

When the transition period with the European Union concludes at the end of this year, we will leave the single market and customs union. As we embark on a new chapter for this country, we have the opportunity to design a future border that delivers maximum benefit to the UK.

Today, the UK Government will publish a public consultation to invite stakeholders to share ideas and evidence to help develop a 2025 UK border strategy that will deliver the world’s most effective border by 2025. A border that is more streamlined and user-centric, that helps businesses take advantage of new trading relationships around the world, while maintaining high-levels of security to protect the public, the environment and public health.

Our goal is to publish a 2025 UK border strategy by the end of the year setting out a clear vision and road map that the Government and border industry, working together, can deliver.

This announcement follows the launch of the public information campaign, “The UK’s new start: let’s get going”, and the publication of the border operating model on Monday 13 July that set out how businesses and industry can prepare for the end of the transition period.