No-deal Brexit: How passport rules could change

Dominic Raab will meet Michel Barnier on Thursday
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Dominic Raab will meet Michel Barnier on Thursday Credit AFP

In the event of no deal being struck with the alliance of European states, the government has admitted the United Kingdom would lose access to the encrypted Public Regulated Service (PRS), which will upset the military.

Currently, mergers which meet EU turnover thresholds and many cases of anti-competitive conduct which affect the United Kingdom are handled by the European Commission, with remaining cases handled by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) or sector regulators in the United Kingdom, such as Ofcom.

"Firms still need greater precision from the Government in order to be able to plan ahead with confidence", he said.

The government played down fears that holidaymakers would be hit with swingeing roaming charges for using mobile phone in the EU.

United Kingdom citizens travelling overseas - The government says you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP), as well as having a United Kingdom driving licence to drive in the EU.

Regarding the EU Earth observation programme Copernicus, the papers said that in a no-deal scenario, the United Kingdom will no longer be able to participate in it or have a role in how it is run.

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"What we have said is we would like to see other companies following suit, but, in any event, we would legislate for a limit on roaming charges to make sure in a no-deal scenario that we protect British consumers".

Even existing EU type approvals would have to be converted to United Kingdom approvals, although the government has confirmed that it would issue "provisional" approvals to manufacturers that already have European type approvals.

United Kingdom businesses and consumers should brace themselves for tariffs, customs bureaucracy and higher bank charges if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal, London warned on Thursday (23 August) in its most serious reality check to date.

He raised fears following the publication of the latest batch of technical notices from the UK Government, outlining preparations for leaving the European Union without withdrawal agreement, which they continue to stress is "unlikely". With just over six months to secure logistical plans for the transport of goods to and from the United Kingdom, many worry that delays offer a credible threat to the UK's supply chain.

Labour MP Ian Murray, a member of the campaign for another referendum, said: "Nobody voted to make Britain poorer, to diminish our national influence or to ruin their holidays".

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