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Government publishes 2025 UK Border Strategy

The 2025 UK Border Strategy outlines the government’s ambitious plan for developing the most effective border in the world.

From 1 January 2021, the UK will take back control of its borders as a sovereign nation, meaning it has control for preventing people who seek to cause harm reaching the UK.

The government says that the new strategy will provide smoother passenger journeys through ports, strengthen the UK’s ability to target criminal activity, and help tackle illegal migration. Part of this will be achieved through the increased use of eGates and biometrics to speed passenger journeys through ports; and an enhanced Trusted Trader Programme to streamline the authorisation process.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “When the transition period ends, we will be free to seize the opportunities that come with being a sovereign nation once again. We will make our border safer and more secure, and we will deliver our new firm and fair points-based immigration system.”

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