Reference 2019-592

REF:           2019-592

Subject:       Brexit costs    



I would like to request the finance costs (both revenue and capital) incurred in complying with the EU exit operational readiness guidance issued on 21 December 2018 by the Department of Health and Social Care.

This guidance asks NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups to: “Record costs (both revenue and capital) incurred in complying with this guidance. Costs with a direct financial impact should be recorded separately to opportunity costs.”

The guidance can be accessed here:

Please can this information:

  1. Be provided from 22nd December 2018 to the date of this FOI 26 September 2019
  2. Split the costs into a) direct financial impact and b) opportunity costs




Under Section 21 – information already reasonably accessible

This exemption applies if the information requested is already accessible to the requester. You could apply this if you know that the requester already has the information, or if it is already in the public domain.


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