Exiting the EU (Brexit)

Exiting the EU Updates

Please visit this page regularly for updates from the Department for Exiting the European Union.

The first update is shown below and is dated 21st July 2017.

Department for Exiting the European Union's Stakeholder Bulletin.


EU Negotiations begin

The UK’s negotiations for a new partnership with the EU got underway during the week commencing 19 June.

The second round of talks started on Monday 17 July and was completed yesterday, on 20 July.

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis's remarks at the end of the second round of talks can be viewed online here.

A joint technical note was published following the second round of talks comparing the EU and the UK's positions on citizens' rights. It is published here.

Information about the Article 50 process and the EU negotiations can be found here.

Repeal Bill introduction

Government took the next steps in returning power from Brussels to the UK by introducing the Repeal Bill to the House of Commons on 13 July. This represents a significant milestone in the UK’s exit from the European Union. The Bill aims to maximise certainty and continuity, and ensure a stable transition as we leave the EU. It will convert EU law as it applies in the UK at the point of exit, into domestic law that will continue to apply after we leave.

For businesses, workers and consumers across the UK this means you can have confidence that there will not be unexpected changes on the day we leave the EU.

We have published guidance for businesses and organisations to explain any changes and answer some of the questions you may have.

More information about the Bill can be viewed online here.

We greatly value your input and will continue to engage with you throughout the Bill. Have your say by emailing us at repeal-bill@dexeu.gov.uk.

Protecting the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU

Since the result of the referendum last summer, the UK Government has made it absolutely clear how important it is that we secure as early as possible both the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in EU member states.

To provide certainty both to EU citizens themselves and the thousands of businesses in the UK who employ EU citizens we have now published a policy paper which sets out our offer.

We are confident that we can reach an agreement on this important issue early in negotiations.

Our news story on the proposals being published can be viewed online here.

David Davis speech to the Times CEO summit

The Secretary of State gave a speech to business leaders on 27 June where he stressed that the expertise of business will be crucial over the next two years, if we are to get the right deal for the United Kingdom as we exit the EU.
The content of his speech can be found here.

Mr Davis also hosted business leaders at an event at Chevening House in Kent earlier this month.

Contact us

This bulletin provides updates on the Department for Exiting the European Union's work and engagament.

Contact us to find out more about DExEU's engagement with stakeholders: