Update - April 11th, 2019
European Union leaders have supported the UK's request to postpone Brexit deals and agreed to delaying until October 31st, 2019. We expect all UK dealings to go on as business as usual until then.
What was agreed?
- A Brexit extension "only as long as necessary" and "no longer than October 31st" to allow for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement.
- The UK "must hold the elections to the European Parliament" and if it fails to do this, the UK will leave the EU on June 1st, 2019.
- The European Council reiterates there can be no reopening of the withdrawal agreement negotiations.
For all UK sites, it will mean business as usual, most likely until October 31st, 2019. If the UK leaves the EU at an earlier date (the extension is flexible) it will probably be a soft BREXIT with a negotiated deal.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated accordingly. Follow the link below for our original more detailed Brexit post.
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