No 10 says free movement ends when United Kingdom leaves EU

No 10 says free movement ends when United Kingdom leaves EU

No 10 says free movement ends when United Kingdom leaves EU

Free movement will end in March 2019, we've published proposals on citizens' rights.

"This remains the position of the Prime Minister and of the government".

Senior ministers have given conflicting signals over key issues such as whether free movement of people could continue after Brexit, with divisions coming out into the open since the ruling Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in June.

Former Brexit minister David Jones said Dr Fox and Boris Johnson, both out of the country when Mr Hammond announced the transition plans, were "clearly being kept out of the loop".

"But, at the same time, our new immigration system will give us control of the volume of people coming here - giving the public confidence we are applying our own rules on who we want to come to the United Kingdom and helping us to bring down net migration to sustainable levels". But PM May's spokesman has told reporters that it will end in March 2019.

"But she also said: 'By this I do not mean that we will seek some form of unlimited transitional status in which we find ourselves stuck forever in some kind of permanent political purgatory". That is not our project or our vision for the future", Hammond told Le Monde."The amount of tax that we raise, measured as a percentage of GDP, is within the European average and I think we will remain at that level.

Theresa May's spokesman slaps down suggestions from Hammond that current rules could continue after Brexit.

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said May's offer "is a first good step which we appreciate" but German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that many questions remained. The report will purportedly be released only six months before Brexit, something which Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott rose concerns over, stating it would not allow enough time to design a new immigration system.

No10 believes the announcement of a registration scheme for new arrivals from the European Union after March 2019 is a significant first step in sketching out a post-Brexit immigration system.

Prior to this morning's official announcement, the Cabinet had been locked in days of confusion and splits over what would happen to free movement post-Brexit.

The Financial Times reported last week that Mr Hammond hoped for an "off-the-shelf" transition deal.

Meanwhile, Home Secretary Amber Rudd suggested migration from the European Union might continue with a registration system.

But for now banks are holding off on implementing plans to move a significant number of people, focusing instead on ensuring they have the right legal and operational framework to do business in the European Union if Britain fails to negotiate a favorable exit deal, banking executives say.

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