Gove signs off £16m DEFRA funding for Brexit ‘residual uncertainties’

DEFRA has been granted extra cash to spend on preparations for leaving the EU, including new IT systems for chemicals registration

DEFRA sign. Photograph: DEFRA
DEFRA will spend extra money ahead of Brexit. Photograph: DEFRA

Environment secretary Michael Gove has approved emergency cash for Brexit preparations at DEFRA, after the department’s top civil servant warned that there could be “severe disruption to vital public services” without it.

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