UK pledges £705 million to ready post-Brexit borders

BRITAIN today pledged £705 million (RM3.8 billion) to prepare its borders for cutting ties with the European Union on December 31, amid concern within the government that it is not ready.

The money will fund border posts, IT systems and 500 staff to ensure security and handle new customs controls after Britain leaves the EU’s single market and customs union, said the government in a statement.