New border centre will monitor Brexit traffic

London, UK: The government is setting up a new unit to oversee potential problems at the UK’s border once the Brexit transition period ends.

The Border Operations Centre will use specialist staff and software in a bid to help cope with any disruption. The Border Flow Service software will gather information about the flow of goods as well as passengers.

“At the end of the year we will take back control of our borders and that’s why we have set up the new Border Operations Centre to monitor and analyse flows of goods and people into the UK in real time,” Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said.

“This will help us tackle challenges quickly and decisively, and give us increased information which will make us safer and more secure.”

Gove recently admitted that there could be some traffic disruption in Kent due to the changes in the way the UK trades with the EU in January. The government hopes that better access to information and intelligence will help minimise problems.

Meanwhile business secretary Alok Sharma has written to nearly five million firms outlining the main actions they need to take and “reminding them that the government is here to support them as the transition period ends”.

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