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Brexit timetable

The exact timetable for Brexit may prove to be a moving target but it is currently expected that the following dates will be significant. 

Key: Brexit timetable YOUR TIMETABLE


2017

29 Mar 29 Apr 7 May 08 Jun Early June 24 Sep 31 Dec
Article 50 triggered Remaining EU states adopt negotiating guidelines French presidential election UK general election Formal Brexit negotiations start German federal elections EU target date to finish initial Brexit negotiations

1. ASSESS YOUR POSITION 2. DEVELOP OUTLINE PLANS 3. IMPLEMENT QUICK WINS


2018

January Spring Summer 30 Sep Autumn Late 2018
Draft exit deal put to European Council
  • Target date for UK Great Repeal Bill to receive Royal Assent
  • European Council summit to review/amend deal terms
UK Parliament legislates to fill any legal gaps EU target date for agreeing Brexit terms Possible start for post-Brexit trade talks
  • EU Council must approve
  • UK Parliament must vote
  • EU Parliament must vote

4. TEST PLAN ASSUMPTIONS AGAINST THE OUTLINE TERMS OF BREXIT 5. REVISE PLANS 6. START IMPLEMENTATION

 

2019

January Early 2019 29 Mar Post-Brexit

Any transitional rules and period finalised

  • EU Council submit to extend negotiating deadline beyond two years
  • UK Parliament passes any final legislation necessary
Brexit (or negotiations extended)
  • Great Repeat Bill takes effect
  • Any transitional period commences

7. TEST NEW SYSTEMS (EG. CUSTOMS PROCEDURES 8. PLAN FOR END OF TRANSITIONAL PERIOD

9. REVIEW NEW STRUCTURES TO FIND EFFICIENCY SAVINGS