Councils across England will receive a share of £10 million to support their preparations for the end of the transition period, Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced.
The fund will help councils prepare for changes at the border, bolstering local plans to ensure operations can continue to run smoothly at the end of the transition period.
For example, Kent County Council will receive £1.7 million to help with preparations for Operation Brock, the planned traffic management system for ports including Dover and Folkestone. The funding will be used to ensure traffic at the port and in the surrounding areas can move easily, preventing delays to freight and other vital local services.
In addition, Hull City Council which has a high impact Roll-on Roll-off port will receive funding to help respond to any localised disruption. Other areas such as Doncaster will receive additional funding to support local priorities and employ specialist staff to help with their transition planning and reporting to ensure they can continue to deliver vital services.
This share of the additional £10 million comes on top of £704 million government investment into our borders, including £470 million for port infrastructure.
The Government say they continue to engage with local areas on what support they may need to ensure an orderly end to the transition period.