THE Government is delaying plans to unveil a package of emergency financial supports for farmers and small business owners who will be severely affected in the event of a disorderly Brexit.

The measures were aimed at providing much-needed relief for farming communities, especially the beef industry - which faces being wiped out if the UK crashes out of the EU.

However, the Cabinet is now putting off plans to announce the vital emergency aid package in the wake of on-going Brexit chaos in the British parliament.

It is understood the package of financial measures has been drafted, but yesterday it was decided they should not be discussed by ministers at Cabinet this afternoon, as originally planned. A senior source said the Government wants to see the "severity" of the Brexit the country is facing before publishing the supports.

"We want to see how things play out in the coming days before we decide how much funding might be need for the supports," the source said.

The change of strategy follows on-going confusion within Westminster over support of Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement.

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