UK's EU withdrawal agreement still uncertain
On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) gave notification of its intent to leave the European Union.
The UK has been granted an extension period until 31 January 2020 to implement their withdrawal from the Union. This flexible extension allows the UK to leave the EU even earlier, should the withdrawal agreement take effect prior to that date.
Regardless of whether a withdrawal agreement is achieved or not, the relationship between the UK and the EU will change. The EU considers the withdrawal agreement to be the best possible compromise.
Numerous different scenarios are still possible, but all transport and communications operators should prepare for a no-deal Brexit without a transition period. If this happens, the UK will become a third country and can no longer have the same rights and privileges as EU countries.