Friday 19 January 2018

Revenue deserves pat on back for Brexit work

Stock photo: PA
Stock photo: PA
Editorial

Editorial

The Government spin tells us the Revenue Commissioners' report on the implications of Brexit merely contains "draft observations" that are now out of date.

The Revenue report, which emerged in recent days, outlines the scale of the challenges posed by Brexit for businesses, with dramatic increases in paperwork, delays and customs checks.

The document was prepared before the Brexit vote. The work being undertaken by State agencies on the implications of Brexit, with a view to coming up with solutions for the Border problem, was put on hold by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar when he took power.

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