Brexit Section last updated: Friday 13 September 2019

Following agreement among European Leaders at the European Council meeting in April 2019, the UK has been granted an extension on it’s official departure date from the European Union.

The new deadline for the UK to agree to the Withdrawal Agreement to leave the European Union is 31 October 2019, seven months beyond the original leaving date of 29 March 2019.

If the UK Parliament does not accept the Withdrawal Agreement by this new deadline, then the UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019 in a ‘no-deal’ scenario.

Last November (14 November 2018), the draft Withdrawal Agreement detailing the UK’s manner of departure from the European Union was published as agreed by the negotiators on both sides.

This withdrawal agreement was approved by the UK Cabinet on the day of its publication, however the ‘meaningful vote’ in the UK Parliament on whether this agreement should be accepted by the UK was deferred from its original date in December 2018 to the new date of 15 January 2019.

While government and business have been planning ‘no deal’ contingency preparations, we believe that a smooth transition process is what is best for future Irish/UK business, competitiveness and growth.

Visit the different pages in the Chambers Ireland Brexit section of the website, via the menu on the left of this page, for information and key resources for to help prepare for the potential Brexit scenarios ahead.

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