TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Britain will pay the amount to settle its accounts only if the EU considers it as part of a deal for future trading arrangements, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources.
This marks Briton’s first time to put a figure on its so-called Brexit bill, even though it is much lower than the 100-billion-euro sum discussed in Brussels.
"We know (the EU's) position is 60 billion euros, but the actual bottom line is 50 billion euros. Ours is closer to 30 billion euros but the actual landing zone is 40 billion euros, even if the public and politicians are not all there yet," the newspaper quoted one "senior Whitehall source" as saying.
Whitehall is a district in London where Britain’s civil servants and ministers are based.
Another Whitehall source said Britain's offer was "30 billion euros to 40 billion euros" while a third source said Prime Minister Theresa May was prepared to pay "north of 30 billion euros."
The UK has dismissed an ultimatum by the EU to pay a “divorce bill” of around £60 billion before sitting at the negotiating table.