Consultation outcome overview: 2025 UK Border Strategy Public Consultation

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

During the summer of 2020, the government ran a public consultation seeking the views and expertise of stakeholders to help develop the 2025 UK Border Strategy and ensure that the government and industry are able to work in partnership together to deliver a world class border. It outlined the government’s proposed objectives for the border and the transformative changes needed to create the world’s most effective border and asked for views on how this ambition could be delivered.

The government received over 170 responses to this public consultation and over 200 stakeholders attended workshops to discuss the future of the border. Respondents provided insight from businesses, ports and travel organisations across all regions and nations of the UK, and represented businesses of all sizes.

These responses were used to refine the objectives, outcomes and transformations that now make up the 2025 UK Border Strategy, as well as inform the programmes of work that underpin each of these transformations.

You can access the full 2025 UK Border Strategy, which responds to the feedback we received and sets out how we will transform our border over the next five years and beyond. The government will continue to engage closely with the border industry to now develop detailed designs for each of the programmes of work and build a detailed roadmap of changes that deliver our ambition.

Original consultation

Summary

A consultation to seek the views and expertise of stakeholders to help develop the 2025 UK Border Strategy.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks the views and expertise of stakeholders to help develop the 2025 UK Border Strategy and ensure that the government and industry are able to work in partnership together to deliver a world class border.

This consultation closes at 11:55pm on 28 August 2020.

The government’s ambition is to create the world’s most effective border by 2025, to ensure the UK becomes an even more attractive place to travel to and do business with. It will ensure the UK is better protected against crime, terrorism and environmental and biosecurity threats.

We would welcome responses from stakeholders with an interest in the border including:

  • the border industry and its representative bodies
  • logistics firms and those who support others to move goods through cross-border supply chains
  • UK or international businesses who trade across the UK border or who are considering doing so
  • organisations who depend upon the movement of goods or people across the UK border
  • groups representing commercial and leisure travellers
  • experts on border processes, procedures and technology

We are not seeking views from individual commercial or leisure travellers who move across the border, but welcome responses from groups representing them.

This consultation invites responses from stakeholders in all regions of the UK and we will continue to work with the Devolved Administrations to create a border that is fit for the future and benefits all the nations of the UK.

We are not seeking views on the Border Operating Model or arrangements for the border at the end of the transition period, this consultation is focussed on the long-term ambition for the UK’s border.

For questions about the consultation or if you’re unable to use the online platform, please email us: bpdg.strategy@cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

Documents

2025 UK Border Strategy

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Published 22 July 2020