The Leader of Portsmouth City Council, Gerald Vernon-Jackson met with Department for Transport minister Chris Heaton-Harris, during a visit to the port to view the government's 'Get Ready for Brexit' awareness roadshow campaign. 

During the visit Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson presented a letter to the minister, which outlines the council's current financial contribution towards preparing for a no-deal Brexit through its work with the Local Resilience Forum (LRF), and also the forecast spend required to make sure the city and the port can continue to operate with minimal disruption.