On 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Nationally 51.9% of voters opted to leave. The results in North Somerset were similar to the national result with 52.2% of voters opting to leave.
The UK Government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union in March 2017. This culminated in the UK formally leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. After this we entered a transition period. This period was agreed as part of the Withdrawal Agreement and will end on 31 December 2020.
During the transition period, the UK government is working to establish a future relationship with the EU. This is to include a trade deal. In the event an agreement is not met, plans have been put in place for a reasonable worst case scenario.
This can include a:
- 'no-deal Brexit'
- deal which diverges significantly from current legal frameworks.
Individual rights will stay the same until after 31 December 2020.
Guidance about business, travel and work can now be found on the GOV.UK website.