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MICHAEL Gove has warned that the next year will bring “bumpy moments” for businesses and travelers as the UK leaves the EU

Britain and the EU negotiated a Brexit deal on Christmas Eve and reached an agreement just days before the end of the transition period

From Thursday, 23Midnight, new rules come into effect ranging from moving goods to moving cash between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK

Gove, whose duties in the cabinet include preparations for Brexit, told the BBC: “Companies need to make sure they are ready for new customs procedures, and we as individuals need to make sure that our passports are up to date you must have the following at least six months in advance in order to travel abroad

“I’m sure there will be bumpy moments, but we’re here to try and do everything we can to pave the way”

“The nature of our new relationship with the EU – outside the single market and customs union – means there are practical and procedural changes that businesses and citizens need to prepare for,” he said

“We know that there will be disruption as we adjust to new ways of doing business with the EU It is therefore important that we all take the necessary action now “”

SNP Shadow Chancellor Alison Thewliss said: “Michael Gove’s admission that Britain will face” some disruption “and” bumpy moments “as a result of this extreme Tory-Brexit deal must be the understatement of the century” ”

She added, “Millions of businesses, including many that are already struggling to get through, will now face a mountain of additional costs, red tape, red tape and trade barriers in just four days

“People across Scotland and the UK will also gradually lose their EU benefits – including our precious rights to move, live, work, study and travel freely around Europe – and face increased costs, including travel insurance and roaming. fees

“If people and businesses are unprepared, it’s because the Tories left it to the last minute on their own arbitrary deadline and are now imposing a hard Brexit that is causing months of uncertainty for those who depend on our relationship with the EU “”

A spokesman for the German EU presidency said the ambassadors had unanimously agreed to give the agreement a “green light”

The European Parliament has to officially ratify the agreement in the new year – although this will now apply retrospectively

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