The Department for Transport (DfT) is struggling to prepare legislation governing aviation and other elements of the UK transport sector after Brexit in March 2019, according to a 17 July report from the National Audit Office (NAO).
The DfT is making a “determined effort” to prepare the ground for Brexit, the NAO noted, but it warned that its workload “represents a significant and complex challenge”, made more difficult by the need to deliver pre-referendum priorities such as supporting airport expansion in the southeast UK.
Transport-related primary and secondary legislation must be passed by March 2019, but the DfT faces “strategic uncertainties over the form of the negotiations and associated timings”, the NAO noted.
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