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Britain announces almost € 800 million to strengthen borders after Brexit

July 12, 2020

The UK government has announced a border reinforcement program with a budget of GBP 705 million (approx. EUR 787 million) that will include the recruitment of staff – around 500 people – and new border controls that will take effect after the effective departure from the EU , later this year.

The government assures that this proposal will make the border system “fully operational” by December 31, when the transitional period provided for in the United Kingdom’s exit agreement signed with Brussels ends.

Government secretary Michael Gove said in an article published this Sunday in The Telegraph that this plan will allow the country to “take advantage of the opportunities and lay the foundation for the most effective and safest border in the world”.

Britain announces almost € 800 million to strengthen borders after Brexit
Britain announces almost € 800 million to strengthen borders after Brexit

The money will be distributed with £ 470 million for port and land infrastructure and £ 235 million for personnel and new computer systems and databases.