Important dates relating to Brexit
In the early hours of 11 April, the EU granted the UK a flexible extension to 31 October 2019. There are now two important dates to consider:
Brexit Day: Potential Dates
31 October 2019
If the UK cannot agree to the EU withdrawal deal in time, then a no-deal Brexit will take place on 31 October 2019. If they agree a deal prior to this date, they can leave early. This extension is conditional to the UK holding European Parliamentary elections on 23 May 2019.
1 June 2019
If the UK fails to hold European Parliamentary elections on 23 May, they will by default leave with no deal on 1 June 2019.
What happens after Brexit Day?
If the UK can agree to the withdrawal deal, their departure will be followed by a 21-month transition period, which creates enough time and space to replace existing shared legislation and build a new relationship between the UK and the EU. If the UK leaves with no deal, there will be no transition period.