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- The Referendum
- Exiting The European Union
- Trade and The Single Market
- EU Funding
Will there be a second referendum or an alternative to leaving the EU?
No. The country voted to leave the EU and it is the duty of the Government and Parliament to make sure we do just that.
How will you take into account the views of those who did not vote to leave the EU?
Our priority is to build a national consensus around our exit from the EU. We have already started a wide-ranging programme of engagement and are listening to organisations, institutions and companies in as many sectors as possible to establish their priorities, understand their concerns and to hear what they think the opportunities are. We are going to make the most of the opportunities that leaving the EU presents - getting out into the world and doing business right across the globe, while...
What is Article 50 and why do we need to trigger it?
The rules for exiting the EU are set out in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. This is the only lawful route for withdrawal from the EU under the Treaties.
When will Article 50 be triggered?
Article 50 will be triggered on 29 March, 2017.
What is the effect of the Supreme Court decision?
At every stage of this process, the Government has been clear that Article 50 will be triggered by the end of March 2017. The decision by the Supreme Court does not change that commitment. We have now introduced the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which is necessary to implement the referendum result and respect the judgment of the Supreme Court. The British people voted to leave the EU and the Government will get on with the job of delivering on that mandate. As we do so, w...
What will you be doing about immigration / freedom of movement?
DExEU is working closely with the Home Officeand other Government departments to identify and develop options to shape our future immigration system, including considering the best way to control the number of people coming to the UK following our exit from the EU. At every step of these negotiations we will work to ensure the best possible outcome for the British people.Rights and status of EU nationals and UK nationals The rights and status of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the...
What will our future immigration system for EU nationals look like?
We will remain an open and tolerant country, and one that recognises the valuable contribution migrants make to our society. However, the message from the public before and during the referendum campaign has been clear: leaving the EU must mean control of the number of people who come to the UK from Europe. We want to see net migration to the UK fall to sustainable levels. DExEU is working closely with the Home Office and other Government departments to identify and develop options to shape o...
Has the decision to leave the EU increased intolerance in the UK?
The Government will not tolerate hate crime or any kind of attacks against people in our country because of their ethnic origin. We are a proud multi-faith, multi-ethnic society and we will stay that way. The Government is committed to tackling hate crime, which is why we have published a Hate Crime Action Planwhich focuses on reducing hate crime, increasing reporting and improving support for victims. We have also launched a new funding scheme to help protect places of worship.
Now we have a Department for International Trade and for Exiting the EU, who is responsible for what?
The Department for Exiting the European Unionoversees negotiations to leave the EU and leads on establishing a new strategic partnership with the EU as part of the overall negotiation. The Department for International Tradeleads on boosting UK trade: promoting the UK as a place to do business and trade with; driving inward investment; and, in time, negotiating trade deals and free trade agreements.
How will exiting the EU affect trade?
Leaving the EU offers us an opportunity to forge a new role for ourselves in the world: to negotiate our own trade agreements and to be a positive and powerful force for free trade. The UK has always been a leading voice for free trade in the EU and globally. Outside the EU, we will have the complete freedom to pursue this approach and to push for more open, global trade, supported by strong global institutions like the WTO.
Will the UK remain a member of the Single Market?
The Government will prioritise securing the freest and most frictionless trade as possible in goods and services between the UK and the EU. We will not be seeking membership of the Single Market. Instead, we will pursue a new strategic partnership with the EU, including an ambitious and comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and a new customs agreement.
What will happen to the future of EU funding for UK projects?
The Treasury will guarantee EU structural and investment projects which are signed before the UK leaves the EU, even if they continue beyond our EU departure – provided they represent good value for money and are in line with the UK’s strategic objectives. For bids made directly to the Commission by UK organisations: institutions, universities and businesses should continue to apply for funding. The Treasury will underwrite the payment of such award, even when specific projects continue beyon...
What is the European Union (Negotiation of Withdrawal) Bill?
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is a piece of legislation necessary to implement the referendum result, and respect the judgment of the Supreme Court. It is not a vehicle for determining the terms of the broader negotiations that will follow.
What is the Great Repeal Bill?
It is a piece of legislation which will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 on the day we leave the EU. This ‘Great Repeal Bill’ will end the authority of EU law and return power to the UK. This Bill does not prejudge the negotiation. It will not affect when the Prime Minister triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which is what starts the process of our negotiation for leaving the EU. This is about ensuring that our exit is smooth and orderly, which is in the best interests of the UK...
How will we assess what EU laws we need?
All Government departments are currently reviewing the EU laws that apply in their policy areas and how our withdrawal from the EU will affect the operation of those laws. Where laws need to be fixed, that is what the Government will do.
How will the Government ensure the views of the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive are heard?
The UK voted to leave the EU, and the UK Government has a responsibility to deliver on that mandate and secure the right deal for the whole of the UK. We are working closely with the devolved administrations to get the best possible deal for all parts of the UK as we leave the EU. We will give the devolved administrations every opportunity to have their say as we form our negotiating strategy. That is why the Government has set up a Joint Ministerial Committee on EU Negotiations, so Ministers...
- Department For Exiting The European Union
Jan 31, 2020 · When the clock struck 11 p.m. local time on Jan. 31, Britain officially left the European Union, after three and a half years largely marked by arguments, negotiations and divisions. The...
Dec 29, 2022 · The United Kingdom's departure from the European Union — now a 27-nation economic and political partnership — brought to an end nearly half a century of British membership of the EU and the ...