TWO years ago we voted to leave the European Union in an historic vote. But when will we officially leave the EU? Here is everything you need to know about the process. When does Britain leave the EU? 11pm on Friday, March 29, 2019. In between this date and December 31, 2020, there is expected to be some form of transition period. The grace period will allow businesses and others to prepare for the day the new post-Brexit rules between the UK and EU begin. Free movement will continue throughout the transition period. The UK will be able to make its own trade deals, however, they will not come into force until January 21, 2021. Future relations between the UK and EU have been subject to extensive negotiations, but it is not yet known how things will work in the long term. Both sides hope they can agree within six months about issues such as trade, travel and security. The deal could then be given the go ahead in time for the day the UK leaves. … [Read more...] about Brexit date 2019 – when will Britain leave the EU?
Brexit date 2019
BRITAIN'S departure from the EU is fast approaching, and there are many dates to keep in mind. Here are the key Brexit dates you need to know. 2018: 20 September - EU leaders are expected to discuss Brexit, although a full summit has been ruled out 17-18 October - EU summit. This has been seen as a deadline for an agreement setting out the terms of UK-EU "divorce" November - The EU has suggested this month is the latest a deal could be finalised. There is speculation that an emergency EU summit on Brexit might be held in this month, if a withdrawal agreement and a declaration on the future relationship are not reached in October If a deal has been agreed, MPs will be asked to approve it 13-14 December - EU summit. If a deal has not been done by October, this is the fallback option if the two sides still want to reach an agreement 2019: Ratification of the withdrawal agreement by the UK Parliament and the European Parliament. 21 January - If the government … [Read more...] about The key Brexit dates in 2018 and 2019 – from agreement on the divorce deal to Parliament’s vote on the Withdrawal bill
Philip Hammond is preparing to give his last Budget speech before the official Brexit date next year of March 29 2019. The chancellor faces a tough job after Prime Minister Theresa May promised at Tory conference to loosen the purse-strings following a strict period of austerity. The Budget will take place on Monday October 29 and start at 3.30pm. It is later than the usual time as Parliamentary business starts later on Monday to give MPs time to travel to London from their constituencies. At the weekend, Mr Hammond said in an interview that he would be forced to rip up his plans for the economy if the UK crashed out of the EU without a deal. Check back here for live updates on Monday. Live Updates New updates availableRefresh … [Read more...] about Hammond to deliver his last budget speech before Brexit date
A second Brexit referendum would be “all but impossible” to hold before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union in March 2019, according to a new report. Calls for a second vote on Britain’s membership of the EU have grown in recent months but an in-depth analysis of the mechanics of holding another referendum revealed major administrative and political hurdles would stand in the way. The University College London report concluded it would likely take a minimum of 22 weeks to jump through the necessary hoops to get to a second vote and the most optimistic date for holding a new poll would be May 2019. That would mean the UK would have to seek an extension to the two year Article 50 period,... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Second EU referendum ‘all but impossible’ to hold before March 2019 Brexit date
Theresa May could have to delay the March 2019 Brexit date because of the political impasse over the UK's future outside the EU, Tony Blair will say. The former prime minister will use a major speech to hit out at both the Tories and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour over the state of the Brexit process, demanding a more assertive Parliament and a fresh referendum on any deal with the EU. His comments come in a speech in which he will warn about a rise of populism which risks a return to the 1930s and the danger of the West losing sight of the values which brought the US and Europe together. He will tell the Chatham House foreign affairs think tank that he has "never been more worried about the future of... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free and easy to do. Join regular debates with our journalists by commenting on articles Sign up to exclusive newsletters that give you the inside track on Westminster and Brexit Register Log in … [Read more...] about Tony Blair: Brexit date might have to be delayed because of impasse