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Gaming industry briefed on No Deal Brexit – 706/2019

By September 27, 2019 No Comments

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia continued the Government’s communications strategy in relation to a No Deal Brexit with a briefing to the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association. The Association represents the on-line gaming industry in Gibraltar.

The detailed briefing, which lasted nearly two hours, was delivered by Dr Garcia together with the Government’s Civil Contingency Coordinator Ivor Lopez.

It included an explanation of Common Operating Picture which is the National Readiness Action Plan. This covered the command structure in place, the planning assumptions and the action taken to mitigate or tackle each area.

This latest briefing has taken place against the background of a fluid and uncertain political situation in the United Kingdom, which has made it more difficult to predict the outcome.

Dr Garcia repeated the Government’s position that the preferred outcome is for Gibraltar to remain in the European Union together with United Kingdom, but that failing this we need to continue preparations for every eventuality.