MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to The Times, a memo prepared by an unidentified consultant and circulated in the government said that the authorities could need extra six months to decide on their priorities for leaving the European Union due to the existing problems.
"Individual departments have been busily developing their projects to implement Brexit, resulting in well over 500 projects, which are beyond the capacity and capability of government to execute quickly," the newspaper cited the memo.
"Despite extended debate among permanent secretaries, no common strategy has emerged," the memo said.
The memo also warned that there would probably be a "further squeeze on spending on departmental operating costs to compensate for new spending."
According to a government source cited by The Times, the memo was prepared under initiative of its author and not commissioned by the government.
On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the 28-nation bloc. According to the final results, some 52 percent of voters decided to support Brexit. Following the referendum, May said that she intended to trigger Article 50 on leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017.