UK and EU Brexit 'divorce' agreement

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As we have reported previously, the result of the European Union referendum (Brexit) was announced on 24 June 2016 with a vote in favour of the United Kingdom exiting.

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UK and EU Brexit divorce agreement

An agreement has been reached in respect of the nature of the UK’s exit from the EU, which will enable future relationship negotiations to begin. A final withdrawal treaty and transition deal will need to be ratified by EU member states and the UK Parliament before the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

A progress report jointly published by the UK and the European Commission on 8 December 2017 (“the Report”) sets out details in respect of the areas of agreement between the UK and the EU. The Report covers the agreement in principle between the UK and the EU in three main areas: citizens’ rights; the Irish border; and financial settlement. Click here for more..