Michael Gove – 2020 Comments on £705 Million Cost of Securing UK/EU Border

The comments made by Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on 12 July 2020.

We are taking back control of our borders, and leaving the single market and the customs union at the end of this year bringing both changes and significant opportunities for which we all need to prepare. That is why we are announcing this major package of investment today.

With or without further agreement with the EU, this £705 million will ensure that the necessary infrastructure, tech and border personnel are in place so that our traders and the border industry are able to manage the changes and seize the opportunities as we lay the foundations for the world’s most effective and secure border.