Last edited 26 Apr 2021


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On 23 June 2016, a United Kingdom (UK) referendum resulted in a 51.9% to 48.1% decision to leave the European Union (EU). The process of leaving the EU has been described as ‘Brexit’.

Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon was triggered in March 2017, signifying the start of two years of talks to agree the terms of the exit. The triggering of Article 50, meant the UK was scheduled to leave the EU by the end of March 2019. However, this was subsequently delayed a number of times.

The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020, entering transition arrangements pending the agreement of a trade deal.

A Trade and Cooperation Agreement was agreed on 24 December 2020. For more information see: Trade And Cooperation Agreement Between The European Union And The United Kingdom

There are a number of detailed articles about Brexit on Designing Buildings Wiki:

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