NI and Brexit

The UK is preparing to leave the European Union (EU). There are two main options for leaving: with a ‘withdrawal agreement’ and a period of time to put necessary arrangements in place; or without an agreed deal.

NI preparations

On 23 June 2016 the UK voted to leave the EU. Since then, the UK (including Northern Ireland) has been making preparations to leave. This process is often known as 'Brexit'.

The Northern Ireland Civil Service has been working with the UK government and public bodies to take steps to prepare for the potential impacts on people and business in Northern Ireland.

The Executive Office is the executive department leading the preparations in Northern Ireland.

UK government information

The UK Government website gives more information on Brexit and reserved matters:

Further practical information on Brexit, and how it might affect you, is available at this link:

Further information

The government of Ireland has information for Irish businesses and citizens:

The European Commission has published information on Brexit:






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