During this transition period, the UK will:
The transition period is intended to minimise disruption for the remainder of 2020. It will mean:
The information below clarifies what the post-Brexit transition period will mean for universities and students, if the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified.
The future UK-EU relationship is due to take effect after the transition period, from 1 January 2021. This future relationship will be the focus of discussions throughout 2020.
For universities, uncertainty remains from 2021 in a number of key areas, including immigration rules and on research collaboration with EU partners.
UUK is asking the government to secure an effective post-Brexit settlement for universities through the transition period and beyond. For an overview of UUK’s asks of this future UK-EU relationship, see our pdf, Securing an effective post-Brexit settlement for UK universities.