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A group of MPs have warned of the “risk of serious disruption and delay” at Channel crossings when the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee said the government was “taking limited responsibility” for national readiness ahead of the looming deadline.

And it said the necessary systems would not be in place in time, regardless of whether an EU trade deal is agreed.

A government spokeswoman said they were “making significant preparations”.

They added it was “vital that businesses and citizens make their final preparations too”, and they were “intensifying our engagement… so they know exactly what they need to do

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