Thursday, 9 January 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CET
Following their general election victory, the Conservative Party’s 80-seat parliamentary majority has transformed the UK political scene.
Boris Johnson, the confirmed Prime Minister, is committed to get the (revised) EU Withdrawal Agreement approved by the UK Parliament in time for the European Parliament to ratify the deal in turn and for the UK to leave the EU formally on 31 January 2020.
Assuming ratification proceeds as planned, the UK will move into a Transition Period, due to end on 31 December 2020 and during which negotiations on its Future Relationship with the EU will take place. The Prime Minister is planning to enact legislation to rule out any extension of this Transition Period, implying that the arrangements to govern the EU-UK relationship will have to be mutually agreed before the end of 2020, failing which the UK will move to a “no-deal” relationship on 1 January 2021.
Sign up for Deloitte’s Brexit webinar on 9 January 2020, during which Deloitte’s subject matter specialists will address key considerations from a Belgian perspective: