Preparations in Jersey for Brexit are expected to cost islanders £4m before the end of this year, according to the government.
Several legislation had to be created or adjusted because of Brexit, such as the Emergency Planning Law. This legislative framework was revised to help the government prevent and mitigate any possible supply shortages in the case of no deal.
A government spokesperson told local news outlet the Jersey Evening Post that work was ongoing to prepare for a possible Brexit on the new deadline date of 31 January 2020, including for a potential no-deal scenario.
To date, the spend on Brexit-related activities is £3,299,609"
"Brexit preparations have been met by funds allocated for that purpose by the government of Jersey," the spokesperson said.
"To date, the spend on Brexit-related activities is £3,299,609. This includes the spending on all public communications activities. We estimate that approximately £3.85m will be spent on Brexit by the end of 2019," the government official added.
Brexit preparations have also been prioritised by the Law Draftman's Office, which is responsible for writing Jersey's legislation.
"In order to ensure that Jersey is appropriately prepared for the potential impacts of Brexit, priority has been given by officers within government departments, and the Law Draftsman's Office, to Brexit-related legislation," the spokesperson said.
"Alternative resourcing arrangements have been made, where appropriate, to mitigate potential impact on other areas.
"Given that the production of draft legislation is a consultative process, that may vary in length dependent on the complexity of the subject matter, it is not possible to give an indication on the impact on the timeline of other legislation that is under development."
Boris Johnson has accepted a Brexit extension until January 31 and urged EU leaders not to grant any further delays.