European mobile roaming not guaranteed in no-deal Brexit

Cheryl Sanders
September 15, 2018

Speaking ahead of the publications Raab said: "With six months to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, we are stepping up our 'no deal" preparations so that Britain can continue to flourish, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

But the government said it would legislate to ensure that the requirements on mobile operators to apply a financial limit on mobile data usage while overseas is retained in United Kingdom law.

The British Secretary for Brexit has verified that - if a No Deal Brexit occurs - the Irish in Britain will still be safe.

Scottish secretary David Mundell said it was "very important" for the United Kingdom to prepare for a no-deal scenario, even though "it's not the outcome we want". It forecast that the UK Department for Transport would have to boost its working ranks by more than 60% to deal with all the Brexit changes.

Raab was speaking ahead of a meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on the British government's planning for a no-deal scenario.

In a grim prediction of what is at stake as the Government scrambles to avert a chaotic European Union exit, Moody's said the probability of a no-deal Brexit has "risen materially".

The RAC lauded the government's decision to publish guidance for a no-deal Brexit, but said it still wanted to see a deal that provided maximum convenience for motorists. And the government isn't even close to scoring a deal to keep trade ties open, immigration flowing, and airplanes taking off. Without an adequacy decision from the European Commission allowing data transfer between the EU and United Kingdom, companies should "consider assisting your EU partners in identifying a legal basis for those transfers".

"They also illustrate the extent of the disruption consumers can expect if ideology wins over evidence".

A senior European Union diplomat told reporters that European Union leaders will discuss next week whether to hold a special summit on Brexit in November to give extra time to negotiate the deal with Britain. From the 1st February 2019, IDPs will be available only through the Post Office at a cost of £5.50 per document.

The release came three weeks after an initial set of 24 papers was released by the Government, with reportedly more than 80 earmarked for publication before the end of September.

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