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What happens to the Brexit department after Brexit?

Another dramatic civil service reorganisation

By Lewis Lloyd  

Brexit Secretary David Davis. What will happen to his department? Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

The civil service has grown by more than 10,000 people since the European Union referendum, after years of cuts. Two new departments have been set up—the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) and the Department for International Trade (DIT)—and thousands of existing civil servants reprioritised to focus on the task of preparing the UK for leaving. But there is more change to come.

Questions are already being asked about the future of the new, post-referendum…

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