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Relationship with the EU

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What is the Withdrawal Agreement?

In October 2019, the UK and the EU finally agreed a Withdrawal Agreement to end UK membership of the EU, under the terms of Article 50. This settled the UK’s financial obligations, the status of citizens in both the UK and the EU, and arrangements on how goods trade between Northern Ireland and the EU27 would continue after Brexit. These are now legally binding commitments and were approved by Parliament when it passed the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act in January 2020, which allowed UK exit on 31 January.

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