The UK originally planned to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, but parliament did not agree on an exit process so the EU agreed the UK could continue their membership of the EU until May 2019 to give the UK time to agree an exit process. In April the UK asked for more time and the EU agreed an extension until 31 October 2019.
The current planned departure date is 31 January 2020. This date is flexible, if the UK approve the agreed deal before this date then the UK can leave the EU earlier.
There is still a chance that the UK could leave the EU without a deal on 31 January 2020. It is important that residents and businesses get ready for Brexit.
Leaving the EU will affect almost all residents and businesses in some way, and not just the 66,000 EU nationals who live in Brent, which is the highest number of any London borough.
Individuals and businesses
The Government's advice for individuals and businesses on issues such as travelling to European countries or transporting goods in or out of the EU after the UK has left the EU is now available at www.gov.uk/brexit
Information correct at time of update: last updated 01-Nov-2019