Brexit minister Chris Heaton-Harris, has said today's three-hour cabinet meeting will "mitigate all risk" of a no-deal Brexit
Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer, Brexit minister and MP for Daventry, Chris Heaton-Harris, said the purpose of the meeting was to come up with a contingency plan which will "mitigate all risk" if the UK leaves the EU without a formal deal.
"There's been a huge amount of work going on, helping to put together what would happen in a no-deal. This is the culmination of all that work," he said.
"It's what you'd expect a responsible government to do, to plan for every and any eventuality, and to mitigate all risk. That's what this Cabinet meeting is about."
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Following the meeting, technical Brexit papers including plans on mobile phone roaming charges and the impact of a no-deal scenario on standards relating to the environment and vehicles, are expected to be published.
Despite the preparations for a no-deal scenario, Heaton-Harris said he believes a deal with the EU is getting "closer and closer by the day".
He said: "All the vibes I pick up and conversations I've been having with people I used to work with in the European Parliament, everything seems to have moved a gear in the last two or three months since Chequers. I think we're in good territory for having a deal.
"My boss, Dom Raab, goes out to Brussels every week to have face to face negotiations with Michel Barnier, his interlocuter, over there.
"Dom has spent a huge amount of time in the negotiation room eyeball to eyeball with Michel. Actually, I think they get on really well. They've got a half-decent personal understanding and friendship and that's really important in any sort of negotiation."