Policy paper

Progress on the UK’s exit from, and future relationship with, the European Union

Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union; Joint Statement and outline of the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union, as agreed at negotiators' level. Draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level, subject to endorsement by Leaders.

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The draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom has been agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level, subject to endorsement by Leaders.

It sets out the scope and terms of the future UK-EU relationship. It provides instructions to negotiators that will deliver a future relationship by the end of 2020 covering an economic partnership, a security partnership and agreements on areas of shared interest. It follows the shorter Outline Political Declaration published on 14 November.

The draft Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the European Union, including a Protocol on Northern Ireland. It reflects agreement in principle between the UK and EU negotiating teams on the full legal text.

Ahead of signature, this draft will be subject to a further review by UK and EU lawyers to ensure consistency as it is translated into all EU Member State languages. This may mean that legal terminology and article numbers will change. The Government intends to lay a final version of the agreement before Parliament once it is finalised.

The UK Government has published additional materials to support understanding of these documents. Available here

Published 14 November 2018
Last updated 22 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. This collection has been updated to include the draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, agreed at negotiators’ level and agreed in principle at political level, subject to endorsement by Leaders.
  2. First published.