FPC responds to UK Government consultation on 2025 Border Strategy

FPC responds to UK Government consultation on 2025 Border Strategy

25 Aug 2020

The UK Government is asking for views and expertise to help develop the 2025 UK Border Strategy which aims to design the world’s most effective and innovative border by 2025.

Using the ideas gathered through the consultation the government will publish a 2025 UK Border Strategy by the end of the year setting out a clear vision and roadmap that the government and border industry, working together, can deliver.

The government’s ambition is for a transformed border by 2025 that will deliver benefits including:

  • reducing administrative costs and burdens for traders to improve the end-to-end experience for those moving goods across the border
  • improving the experience of travellers, for example by using digital identification systems
  • improving how we protect the UK from those who may pose a risk to us, for example by deterring and disrupting organised crime and terrorism, identifying and preventing biosecurity threats, and preventing abuse of the migration system

Government will work with industry to build a more user-centric border, moving processes away from the border where appropriate and using digital systems to enable the swift clearance of goods and people.

FPC is participating in workshops and has responded formally to the consultation.