Brexit Negotiations Now Scheduled to October

The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020. A transition period is now in place until 31 December 2020. During this period the UK must comply with all EU rules and laws. Virtually nothing will change for businesses or for the public. There will be changes after the transition period, whether or not an agreement is reached on the new relationship between the UK and the EU.

Talks between UK and European Union negotiators will continue into October, the UK government said, ending only days before a key meeting of EU leaders the bloc says is the deadline for the two sides to reach a comprehensive trade agreement.

The UK left the EU at midnight on 31 January 2020.  A transition period is now in place until 31 December 2020. During this period all EU rules and laws will continue to apply to the UK. Virtually nothing will change for businesses or for the public. This will give everyone more time to prepare for the new agreements that the EU and the UK intend to make after 31 December 2020.

On 17 October 2019 the UK and the EU reached an agreement on the conditions for the UK’s departure from the EU (Brexit), and on a transition period until 31 December 2020.

On 17 October 2019 the UK and the EU reached an agreement on the conditions for the UK’s departure from the EU (Brexit), and on a transition period until 31 December 2020.

Negotiators will meet on the weeks of August 17, September 7 and September 28, the British government said in a statement on Friday.

EU leaders are pushing to reach a deal before the meeting to allow time for any trade accord to be implemented before the post-Brexit transition period expires on December 31.

A fifth round of talks between ended last week with both sides saying they are still far from reaching an agreement. Without one, businesses face the imposition of tariffs and quotas from next year.

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