Following the outcome of the General Election, we are expecting that the revised Withdrawal Agreement will now be ratified in time for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January 2020, within the current Article 50 deadline.
The UK would then enter a period of transition until 31 December 2020, during which negotiations on a new future relationship will take place. Throughout that period existing trade and regulatory arrangements will continue to apply on a ‘business as usual’ basis.
The European Commission has produced a new factsheet which has a full range of questions and answers on what the Withdrawal Agreement does and does not do and what is likely to happen next.
If agreement on a new relationship has been reached, future arrangements will depend on the terms of that agreement. If there is no agreement – and the period of transition is not extended – the UK would again face a potential ‘no deal’ scenario at that point. The position in relation to Ireland/Northern Ireland would, however, remain as set out in the Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement itself.
The material on this site currently relates only to such a ‘no deal’ outcome. It will be changed and updated as necessary in the light of developments after 31 January 2020.”
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