The Mayor of London is meeting with officials to discuss how to prepare the capital in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is today meeting with Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Dany Cotton, the Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade to discuss how well prepared the capital is if the UK leaves the EU with no-deal on March 29.

Mr Khan is expected to say: “There is a very real risk that exiting the EU without a withdrawal agreement will cause significant harm to London and the UK’s economy and put at risk the provision of essential services that Londoners rely upon.

“This is made worse by the un-coordinated way in which the Government has approached no-deal planning, with Government departments disagreeing about likely impacts, and information not being provided to enable us to plan effectively.

“Of course, it’s still uncertain about whether Parliament will prevent a no-deal scenario from occurring. I hope that MPs will – it should never have been on the table.

“But, if Parliament does not rule it out, the impact could start to be felt immediately, from panic buying to businesses cancelling their investment plans.”

Other people attending the meeting at City Hall include Mike Brown, the Commissioner of Transport for London (TfL) and representatives from local authorities and health services.

It is feared that if the UK leaves the EU without a deal it could have serious consequences on food supplies, health services and medicines.

As well as discussing what can be done to reduce the impact of a possible no-deal Brexit, officials will talk about how best to communicate with the pubic, businesses and the voluntary sector if it comes about.

Mr Khan last year asked the London Resilience Forum to look at the impact of no-deal Brexit.

The forum indication there had been a lack of information from the Government to inform local organisations on the expected outcomes of the government failing to stirke a deal with the EU.