Wednesday 16 September 2020 / 10:38 AM Brexit / Rachel Reeves

Failure to be ready will only add stress for workers and businesses at end of Brexit transition period – Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, responding to reports that key IT systems will still be in testing mode when the Brexit transition period ends, said:

“Labour has been urging the government for months to take its fingers out of its ears and listen to businesses and people who keep much of our economy moving. Deal or no deal, this kind of planning has always been vital – and this Tory government had more than four years to get ready for it.

“Failure to be ready in advance will only add to the stress for workers and businesses who will pay the price, and who deserve so much better than this incompetence.”