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The EU Parliament vote on 29 January completed the ratification process, meaning that after more than three years of uncertainty, the UK ceased to be a member of the European Union at 11.00pm on 31 January. However, despite this momentous decision, little will change until the end of the "transition period" at 11.00pm on 31 December 2020.

During this transition period, most EU law continues to apply to the UK and continues to be interpreted and applied as if the UK were still an EU Member State. For businesses during this period, this means that it will feel like not much has changed in terms of the UK’s relationship with the EU. And for many, it will feel as if the UK had never left.

It's likely however, that there will be significant changes to the UK business landscape at the end of the transition period. 

We will continue to monitor developments and will ensure our clients prepare for the various potential outcomes. Please do contact your usual Howard Kennedy representative for advice, or get in touch via the form on our contact us page. 

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