The two year period in which the UK and the EU will negotiate the UK’s terms of withdrawal from the EU remains unchanged and moves on relentlessly.

The UK will currently leave the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2018 unless all Member States unanimously agree otherwise.

On 14 November 2018, the UK government announced that it had agreed with the EU the provisional terms of a draft Withdrawal Agreement which sets out the basis on which the UK will leave the EU. The agreement includes provisions on the financial settlement, citizens’ rights, separation issues, the Northern Ireland backstop and includes a transition period from 30 March 2019 to 31 December 2020 which can be extended for an unspecified one-off period by mutual agreement. See EU factsheet summarising the terms.

The draft Withdrawal Agreement now has to be approved by a majority of the EU Council and a EU Council meeting is scheduled for 25 November 2018. The agreement then has to be approved by the UK Parliament and the EU Parliament has to ratify it..

The UK and the EU have also agreed an outline political declaration of the broad terms of a possible trade deal between the UK and the EU.

Here you will find all the latest information and guidance to navigate you through the legal implications of Brexit for the next few years.



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