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Current and Future Consequences of Brexit

Brexit Timeline

What are the next steps for Brexit? To help keep businesses informed about the latest Brexit developments, we have created this simple timeline tracking major events and upcoming key dates.

  • UK to Approve Brexit Extension

    25th March 2019

    The Prime Minister is expected to bring the EU’s extension proposal to Parliament w/c 25th March. It will need to be passed by the House of Commons and the House of Lords before next Friday in order to be change the Brexit date currently set in legislation: 11pm on the 29th March


    Source - Sky News - link

  • EU Leaders Offer Brexit Delay

    21st March 2019

    The leaders and heads of state of the EU 27 offered the UK an extension to Article 50 negotiations. If the UK agrees to the Withdrawal Deal by the 12th April they will extend negotiations to the 22nd May in order for the UK to pass the necessary legislation. If the UK fails to agree to the Deal by the 12th April they will have to agree next steps with the EU. The two main options are: 1) a significantly longer extension to pursue a new Brexit strategy, involving taking part in European Elections 2) a no-deal Brexit.


    Source - BBC News - link

  • MPs vote on Brexit Delay

    14th March 2019

    MPs voted in favour of requesting an extension to Article 50 negotiations (delaying Brexit day).

  • MPs say No to a No-Deal Brexit

    13th March 2019

    Parliament voted in favour of an amended motion which aimed to rule out leaving the EU without a deal under any circumstances. The result of this vote is not legally binding. The Prime Minister also announced that MPs will be voting on whether or not to accept her deal for a third time in the week of the 18th March.

  • Deal Rejected Again

    12th March 2019

    Parliament held a second “meaningful vote” on whether to accept the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Deal & Political Declaration. It was rejected by 391 votes to 242.

  • Deal Rejected

    15th January 2019

    The UK Parliament held a “meaningful vote” on whether they accept the Withdrawal Deal. It was rejected by a record margin: 202 votes for & 432 votes against.

  • Draft Deal Revealed

    14th November 2018

    Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the draft Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU to her Cabinet.

  • Article 50 Activated

    29th March 2017

    The UK activated Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty giving the UK two years to negotiate the terms of its exit from the EU.


    Source - BBC - link

  • UK Votes Leave

    23rd June 2016

    The UK voted to leave the EU in a referendum. 72.2% of eligible voters took part. 51.9% voted Leave, 48.1% voted Remain.


    Source - BBC - link