As discussed at the last Brexit meeting it could take over two years to amend, or more importantly renew, the systems needed to cope with whatever the new customs regulations are to be. Similarly implementation of new immigration rules cannot be done overnight.
I cannot think of any way that an implementation period can be avoided if trade between the UK and EU is not to be significantly disrupted, and similar considerations apply to the people issues especially in the care and horticulture sectors.
We must continue to lobby Government ministers to act practically and sensibly rather than follow misplaced dogma.
Board Member and Brexit Club Chairman