MPs are now voting on the program motion that sets the timeline for introducing the law until January 31. On 23 January 2020, the UK Parliament approved the draft European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. Following the signing of the Agreement, the Government of the United Kingdom issued and deposited the instrument of ratification of Great Britain on 29 January 2020.   The agreement was ratified by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020, after consent of the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union entered into force on 31 January 2020 at 11 p.m GMT, the date on which the Withdrawal Agreement entered into force in accordance with Article 185. The 599-page withdrawal agreement covers the following key areas: Receipt of the agreement in the House of Commons ranged from cold to hostile and the vote was delayed by more than a month. Prime Minister May won a no-confidence motion against her own party, but the EU refused to accept further changes. After comfortably passing its second reading by 358 votes to 234, the Withdrawal Agreement Act is on track to complete its passage by both Houses of Parliament in time to allow Britain to leave the European Union at the end of January. The EU says it cannot trust those who break the agreements and that if the law is not effectively abolished, there will be no trade agreement covering everything from auto parts to food. MEPs voted in second reading on the government`s withdrawal agreement. With Boris Johnson`s majority of 80 members, the law passed with a comfortable lead, with 358 voting in favour and 234 against.
The Withdrawal Agreement also provides for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention on the Statute for the European Schools, with the United Kingdom being bound by the Convention and the accompanying rules on accredited European Schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period.dem, i.e. at the end of the 2020-2021 spring semester.  This ensures that, in a future trade agreement, the UK will respect EU agreements on climate, environment and workers` rights. The most important document of the law is: “My lords, the House of Commons has passed the European Union Act (Withdrawal Agreement) for which they want the approval of the lords. You can find an explanation of the voting descriptions on our Voting Information page on TheyWorkForYou. The agreement also provides for a transitional period that will last until 31 December 2020 and may be extended by mutual agreement. During the transition period, EU legislation remains applicable to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the internal market and the customs union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adjust to the new situation and the UK and EU governments to negotiate a new EU-UK trade deal.
  Nov 2018: EU heads of state and government and Theresa May agree on withdrawal agreements At their meeting, Johnson said he wanted to reach a “broad free trade agreement on goods and services and cooperation in other areas”. . . .