When will the UK leave the EU?

As things stand, the UK will cease to be a member of the EU at 11pm on 31 January 2020, as determined by a decision adopted by the European Council on 29 October 2019.

Should a Withdrawal Agreement be ratified before then, the UK will enter a transition period running initially to the end of 2020. Should it not, the UK will leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement unless it requests, and is granted, a further Article 50 extension or the UK government revokes its notification to leave the EU.

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