Flights between UK and EU could END after Brexit - Hammond issues warning

Speaking to the Treasury Committee this morning, Mr Hammond said “it’s conceivable there will be no air traffic moving between the EU and the UK on 29 March, 2019”.
The Chancellor was discussing the impacts of Brexit on the country and said Goverment was planning for all outcomes on the EU talks.
Mr Hammond was speaking about flights when being asked about the impact of a no deal.
However, he added: "I don’t think anybody seriously believes that’s where we’ll get to.
"What we’ll need to do is determine what is a realistic worst case scenario that we need to plan and invest for.
“Mutual self-interest means, even if talks break down and there’s no deal, there will be strong compulsion on both sides to reach an air traffic arrangement.
"The Treasury has no plans to publish any plans at the moment.
"It's too early at the moment to put a specific figure on the investments needed to be made, it’s a process of refinement all the time."
Mr Hammond also defended himself against reports today he would not promise a cash injection to the economy in the event of a no deal.
He said: "We do have planning for all scenarios, I’m committed to funding departments - we’ve already allocated £250million from the reserve.
"There will be a point in discussions to decide what to spend on day one.
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