What are the key Brexit dates to look out for in 2020?


Published: 20/12/2019

Key Brexit date

What happens

31 January

The UK leaves the European Union under the Withdrawal Agreement. A standstill “transition” phase begins.


The European Union is expected to agree its mandate for negotiating a new relationship after the transition phase.

1 July 

Deadline for extending the transition phase, if agreed between the UK and EU. Boris Johnson has said the UK will legislate to forbid such an agreement on their side.

31 December

The transition phase under the Withdrawal Agreement ends, meaning the UK leaves without a deal unless one is in place.