Commenting on the article by the Chancellor and the International Trade Secretary, John Longworth, Co-Chair of Leave Means Leave said:
“We welcome confirmation from the Chancellor and the International Trade Secretary that Britain will be out of the single market and the customs union by March 2019.
“It is important that the economic benefits of Brexit are not postponed because of a drawn out transition period.
“The civil service will have had ample time to ensure the necessary changes to customs regulations are in place by March 2019 so there is no need for a lengthy transition.
“It is absolutely essential that from March 2019 Britain is able to take back control and this includes being able to implement trade agreements with non-EU countries.
“It is therefore imperative that Britain is no longer tied to EU Common External Tariffs from March 2019 and is able to unilaterally reduce tariffs, nor should we be restricted from any other reforms including restricting migration, deregulation or the ability to set our own tax regime.”