DFID staff reassigned to assist on Brexit
The new UK government is accelerating its contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit, following the government’s statement that the UK will be leaving the European Union on October 31, 2019, even if a deal has not been reached.
The minister responsible for ensuring the UK is prepared, Michael Gove, has reportedly redeployed 2000 civil servants to support the government in leaving the EU in October. Many of these civil servants have come from the Department for International Development (DFID). With DFID personnel reassigned, fewer staff will be available to manage the development budget.