The UK and EU have reached an agreement on a draft Withdrawal Agreement. The focus now turns to the formal sign off at the EU Summit for the EU 27 member states to ratify the agreement. MPs will then have to vote on a draft Withdrawal Agreement in Parliament.
- Publication of a draft Withdrawal Agreement: Decisive progress has now been made between the UK and EU. An emergency EU summit has been planned to ratify the draft agreement at the EU level.
- Publication of Outline Political Declaration: A draft agreement between the UK and EU setting out the framework for the future relationship has also been agreed in principle.
- UK Parliament: A vote on the draft Withdrawal Agreement will come to the House of Commons. The vote requires a simple majority to pass.
18/19 October 2018: European Council summit
Focus on reaching a deal on the Withdrawal Agreement and informal deadline for a solution to the Irish border
25 November 2018: Extraordinary European Council summit
October was the original deadline for agreeing a deal. An emergency November summit is possible should there be “decisive progress” within negotiations
UK parliamentarians to debate and vote on the Withdrawal Agreement.
13/14 December 2018
European Council Summit
21 January 2019
UK Parliament deadline for agreeing a deal – a vote on a Withdrawal Agreement will be put before Parliament and should there be no deal, government would issue a statement outlining next steps to MPs
21/22 March 2019: European Council summit
The last EU leaders meeting before “Brexit Day”
29 March 2019
UK leaves the EU