UPDATE : the Exit day is 31st October 2019 (the UK Statutory Instrument has been laid]
Brexit day is 31st October – the Brexit time is 12.00 CET on that day.
At a European Council (Article 50) yesterday, all Parties agreed to extend the Article 50 period to 31st October. Accordingly, the UK will leave the EU at 12.00 CET on 31st October 2019. Withdrawal will take effect on 1st November 2019.
The EU Decision taken in Agreement with the UK is here.
The Exit day Statutory Instrument (SI) will now be laid to change the Exit day in local law. I will update this post with that SI (which will be laid via the negative procedure, without debate in Parliament).
The Statute Book will remain as is. The Brexit Law List will remain separate. The Brexit Law will operate from 1st November 2019. We will continue consolidating the Brexit Law into the UK Statute Book, but this will not show on Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists until after 1st November. Please refer to the Brexit Law List for the new rules.
The new rules will apply from 1st November 2019. The dates will be changed in Brexit Notices and Instructions.
Please note : whilst the EU might reissue its EU Brexit Contingency Measures with new dates, it again might not. I posted yesterday with the graphic of the expiry dates of the EU Brexit Contingency Measures.
Re – the (unratified) Withdrawal Agreement (WA) – extension of the Article 50 period does not change the 31st December 2020 date (Transition Period end) in that Agreement.
The date of the new UK Brexit Immigration System (1st January 2021) is also unchanged.
[the Brexit date may change again, please continue to follow this Blog]