Prior to Brexit the UK individual driving licence was valid within the EU and it permitted individuals to drive throughout the EU for business and leisure.
Brexit: the impact Helping you manage the post-Brexit world
On 23 June 2016, the UK electorate voted that the UK should the EU. The process of leaving was commenced by invoking Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union 29 March 2019. At 11 p.m. GMT on Friday 31 January 2020 Brexit was implemented and the UK entered the transition period with the EU.
On 24 December 2020 the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that a trade deal had been agreed with the EU (the Trade and Cooperation Agreement) which would define the trading relationship (amongst other matters) between the UK and EU following the end of the transition period. The UK Parliament was recalled on 30 December 2020 to debate the EU (Future Relationship) Bill. This was approved by the House of Commons and the House of Lords and received Royal Assent on 31 December 2020.
The legislation, known as the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020, implements the agreed terms of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
The European Parliament only formally voted on the terms of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 27 April 2021, with 660 votes in favour. There were five votes against approval the deal and 32 abstentions.
How can we help?
Whilst a trade deal has been agreed, there is still a lot of information unknown for business. The trade deal will need to be unravelled. The areas not covered by the trade deal will need to be examined further. As a full-service law firm, we can provide advice, support and prepare you for these challenging times.
Our cross-sector specialists can give focused, practical and expert Brexit legal advice on a range of issues including:
- Contractual obligations
- Data and IP
- Supply chain and the movement of goods and materials
- Immigration, resourcing and employment issues
- Cross border concerns and claims
- Insolvency and investment.
We will guide you through the changes of the post-Brexit world.
Listen to our experts Jacqui Bickerton and Mandy Higgins as they contribute to the 'Brexit Ready' podcast by London Business Hub, exploring the challenges that the UK music industry face and answering questions about how organising tours will likely change now we have left the EU.
Frequently asked questions
Now we have left the EU. Read our answers to a series of frequently asked questions on Brexit. If you have a question that we haven't answered, let us know and we'll answer it!