Britain reportedly has a series of deals 'ready to go' in the weeks immediately following the triggering of Article 50.
That's according to the political website Guido Fawkes, which reports that government figures have been holding 'informal talks' with EU member-states, Germany particularly.
The discussions have reportedly yielded a number of 'goodwill agreements' - supposedly to do with defence and migration in eastern Europe - ahead of the formal withdrawal negotiations.
Guido Fawkes claims the Germans are among those to have reached such agreements.
A government source cited in the report says: "There are deals ready to go. The Germans have agreed to them, but we can't do it before Article 50."
If the report is true, it would contradict previous claims by EU officials that negotiations on key issues - like citizens rights - would not take place until the talks begin.
The Government has said Article 50 will be formally triggered on Wednesday March 29.