The UK has now left the European Union and has entered the transition period until December 2020.
For the duration of the transition period, you will be able to operate in exactly the same way you currently do. The way you trade and hire staff will not change. During the transition period, the UK and EU will begin negotiating a new trade deal and other new arrangements to come into effect after the transition period ends in December 2020.
We will continue to update our hub as these negotiations progress to ensure that we are providing information and guidance to give you an idea of what arrangements you could face after the transition period. We will also continue to signpost you to other practical information to keep you informed and up to date.
The government’s Brexit plan suffers defeat in the House of Commons
The Government loses the ‘Meaningful Vote 2’
Parliament vote to extend Article 50
The Commons debates and votes on eight indicative votes, in an attempt to find a Brexit plan that wins the support of the majority of MPs. All options are defeated.
The Government loses the ‘Meaningful Vote 3’
The UK votes in the European Parliamentary elections
Cross party talks breakdown
Theresa May announces her resignation
- Theresa May gives her Lancaster House speech setting out the Government’s Brexit plan
- FSB releases new research on the impact of Brexit
- Government publishes European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
Government publishes Brexit White Paper setting out its strategy for the UK’s departure from the EU
- The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act receives Royal Assent
- Prime Minister triggers Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
- FSB releases first of its Brexit reports looking at trade post Brexit
- Government publishes Great Repeal Bill White Paper
- Prime Minister calls a General Election – to be held on 8 June 2017
- FSB launches second of its Brexit reports exploring firms' access to labour and skills
- FSB launches 2017 General Election Manifesto
- FSB launches third of its Brexit report on EU funding
- General Election results in a hung Parliament, with the Conservatives winning the most seats and Theresa May forming a government
- First round of UK-EU exit negotiations begin.
- Chancellor gives Mansion House speech on Brexit
- Queen’s speech given
- FSB responds to Prime Minister’s state on EU nationals
Government introduces the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
- The Prime Minister delivers key Brexit speech in Florence, setting out the UK’s position on moving the Brexit talks forward
FSB calls for Brexit-ready Autumn Budget
Government outlines plans for a Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill
- EU Referendum held with the leave vote winning with 51% of the vote
- David Cameron resigns as Prime Minister
- FSB sets out agenda for EU negotiations
Theresa May confirmed as new Prime Minister