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Brexit: Legislation passed allowing the UK to give notice under Article 50

14 March 2017

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 gives the UK Government the authority the Supreme Court decided it required in order to notify the European Council under article 50 of the Treaty on European Union of the UK's intention to leave the EU. The Government can therefore deliver the UK's withdrawal notice by its self-imposed deadline of the end of March 2017. The UK will then leave the EU on the entry into force of a withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU or, failing that, in late March 2019.

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