October 22, 2020

Brexit Timeline (2016 - 2020)

Brexit Timeline

  • June 23, 2016 – Britain votes to leave the European Union
  • March 29, 2017 – Britain formally triggers Article 50, the instruments for departure from the European Union
  • March 20, 2019 – UK Formal request submitted to extend deadline beyond March 29
  • March 21, 2019 – EU agree two tier extension

- Agree Deal  - New Departure date May 22, 2019

- Deal not reached – Departure date April 12, 2019

  • March 29, 2019 – The original UK departure date
  • April 2, 2019 – UK Government applies for a further extension 'flextenstion'
  • April 10, 2019 – The European Commission agree a further extension to October 31
  • June 7, 2019 – Theresa May resigns from Prime Minister, replaced by Boris Johnson

Brexit Transition Period timeline

  •  July 24, 2019 – Boris Johnson wins the conservative internal UK election to be Prime Minister
  •  October 16, 2019 – UK Parliament necessitates Johnson to seek a further delay to Brexit
  •  October 28, 2019 – The EU agree a flexible extension to January 31, 2020
  •  October 29, 2019 – UK Parliament agree to hold general election
  •  December 12, 2019 – UK General election takes place, Johnson’s Conservative Party win large majority
  •  December 20, 2019 – The EU Withdrawal agreement is passed in UK Parliament
  •  January 31, 2020 – UK officially leaves the EU and the Brexit transitional period begins
  •  June 12, 2020 – UK formally informs the EU that the transition period will not be extended
  •  October 16, 2020 – Boris Johnson to EU “Don’t come to London unless there is a change in approach”
  •  October 31, 2020 – EU’s deadline for deal to be agreed
  •  January 1, 2021 – The United Kingdom becomes a fully independent country

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