Brexit – where are we now?

The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. We are now in a transition period until 31 December 2020, during which most EU law continues to apply, even though the UK is no longer party to the EU treaties. 

In this updated briefing, we explore the legal mechanics of Brexit and the likely timetable.  Colleagues with expertise in specific areas – from data protection to employment, and from state aid to immigration – give their views on the potential short- and long-term implications of Brexit for charities and social enterprises.


This information is necessarily of a general nature and doesn’t constitute legal advice. This is not a substitute for formal legal advice, given in the context of full information under an engagement with Bates Wells.

All content on this page is correct as of July 13, 2020.