London, The UK government has told civil servants to wind down no deal Brexit planning after spending around ?4 billion pounds on preparing the country for crashing out of the European Union.

The Brexit department's permanent secretary has told staff that "in common with the rest of government, we have stood down our no-deal operational planning with immediate effect," in a letter obtained by Sky News.

The letter adds that imminent no-deal planning will be closed down in a "careful, considered and orderly way" across government departments after European leaders agreed to delay Brexit by six months until October 31.

Source: Jordan News Agency