Transition Period

Part of Exiting the European Union – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 2018.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 12:00, 25 October 2018

After the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019 the implementation period will provide a bridge to our future relationship, ensuring that citizens and businesses only have to plan for one set of changes. During the implementation period the UK will no longer be a member state of the EU, nor will it have MEPs at the European Parliament or a judge at the European Court of Justice. We will have the freedom to negotiate, sign and ratify new trade deals with third countries, although they will not come into force until the end of the implementation period.