Chris Grayling Confirms that Freedom of Movement will end in the UK in 2019

Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, has confirmed that freedom of movement will end after the UK leaves the European Union. He also confirmed that the Government will consider paying money to the EU during a transitional period after 2019.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Grayling said:

“We have said all the way through that we are a nation that meets its obligations, that’s right and proper. We should always be a nation that meets its obligations, and that’s something she is going to say again today”.

The Prime Minister is making a speech in Florence later today which will set out the Government’s vision for a post-Brexit UK. It is thought that few EU leaders will be present at the speech, but it is expected that the Government will confirm  it will make a payment to settle liabilities.