To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate has been made of the proportion of civil service operating costs that are allocated to matters relating to the UK's departure from the EU.
7 March 2017
The Government is united in its ambition to deliver a successful exit from the European Union. All departments are therefore working hard to identify the resources required and reallocate to this priority area. There is currently no estimate of the proportion of civil service operating costs reallocated to EU exit matters, as individual departments are responsible for managing their own budgets. Additional resource has been provided to DExEU to support the re-negotiation of the UK’s relationship with the EU, as well as to DIT and FCO to strengthen trade policy capability.