The Government have been dividing up a pot of funding across major sea and air ports, to cushion the blow of Brexit on major transportation links.
The £9m pot is a huge sum set aside to insure there is as little disruption as possible at major trade and entry points to the UK. Southampton will be receiving £150,000 in the deal, with its airport and ferry links integral to British trade and commerce.
The Daily Echo reports that Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:
From keeping our supply chains running and ensuring goods continue to flow into the country, to putting robust plans in place for every community, local government is playing a vital role in preparing the country to be fully ready to leave the EU on 31 October…
Now we are releasing an additional £9 million of additional funding today to help local areas get ready for Brexit, whatever the circumstances.
A Portsmouth City Council’s spokesperson, however, stated that it was ‘too little, too late’.