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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government may have left it too late for businesses to prepare properly for the end of free movement of goods to and from the European Union, an influential group of lawmakers said on Friday.

 

The British parliament’s Treasury Committee has written to finance minister Rishi Sunak about their concerns over delays setting up computer systems that allow businesses to handle new customs requirements that come into force on Jan. 1.

 

“The Committee came away from its evidence session ... with serious concerns about the UK’s customs preparedness for the end of the Brexit transition period,” committee chair Mel Stride said.

 

“I’ve asked the Chancellor to respond to our concerns as a matter of urgency,” he added.

 

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Maybe they didn't do it because they couldn't believe so much stupidity?  

No anti-EU articles in the Express today? Plenty of substance. This infrastructure is needed on 1 January but it may not be ready  on time. Yet another example of Johnson's "world beating" IT e

Well I guess this hits the nail on the head. "Brexit has never shifted it's focus from hatred of the EU to working out what sort of country we want to be outside the EU".  Is it utterly pathetic, trag

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2 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

And he promised that johnson will have the red buses out next week with all policies outlined on the sides…

 

   As a life long Tory supporter ...

    I would like the big red bus , to be painted Blue ..

 

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39 minutes ago, RayC said:

 

And neither do you. Got any evidence to support your claim.

I'm sure all businesses are aware that things will change. But how? To what?  Got any answers? Thought not? In the meantime, business is meant to prepare for all eventualities. What a waste of time and resources.

Meaningless rhetoric.

Because he is so clearly out of his depth, and it would be in the country's interest to do so.

 

Notwithstanding that, his popularity is plummeting; it will probably be in the Tory party's self-interest to ditch him before too much longer.

 

doubt your dream will substantiate in the near future,

ditch him in return for what/who?

 

could prove somewhat tricky to find capable replacement that are willing now

not a good deal to take over as PM now

 

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