On 23 August 2018, the Secretary of State for the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU), Dominic Raab, gave a speech on the Government's planning for a no deal Brexit. Among other things, Mr Raab also announced the publication of a collection of material on how to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal.

This collection of material is made up of:

  • an overarching framing notice on the UK Government's preparations for a no deal Brexit which puts the Government's technical notices in context, explaining the current progress in negotiations and the unlikely circumstances in which a no deal scenario might materialise. It also explains the Government’s overarching approach to preparing the UK for this outcome in order to minimise disruption and ensure a smooth and orderly exit in all scenarios. A no deal scenario is one where the UK leaves the EU and becomes a third country at 11pm on 29 March 2019 without a Withdrawal Agreement and framework for a future relationship in place between the UK and the EU;
  • the first 25 in a series of technical notices which set out information to allow businesses and citizens to understand what they would need to do in a no deal scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations. These technical notes include one on banking, insurance and other financial services (see below).