Jersey Simulates No Deal Brexit Plans

Credit: States of Jersey

More than 50 government officers have come together for table top exercises in preparation for a possible no-deal Brexit.

With just over two months until Britain leaves the EU, the possibility of a no deal is still strong after Theresa May's Brexit proposal was soundly rejected.

That led to plans for how it will affect Jersey being simulated at the Jersey Field Squadron Headquarters.

Director General for Justice and Home Affairs, Julian Blazeby, explains what was being worked on.

"Things like supply chains, flights, ferry movements, can we get the right amount of goods on the island, will services still be delivered on the island and how will government respond to that?

"All the plans are in place, there's good conversations and relationships with our partners and it goes on."

The Chief Minister says the relevant senior management teams and the Council of Ministers will be debriefed on how the exercises went.

More detailed workshops will then take place with senior ministers on plans for a possible day one no deal.

Senator John Le Fondre says it was a worthwhile day.

"This is about making sure those plans seem robust. The feedback I've had is that the plans seem to be very well made, there's one or two things we've got to correct, but overall we seem to be very well placed."

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