Brexit Update and Economic Dashboard

Report on the latest position regarding the national Brexit negotiations following the General Election, and highlighting how Greater Manchester will continue to prepare for EU exit and future trading arrangements.

Following ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill by the UK Parliament and European Union, the UK will leave the EU on January 31, 2020.  From that date there will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

The current rules on trade, travel, and business for the UK and EU will continue to apply during the transition period.  Only if a trade agreement is not agreed with the EU, would the UK be at risk of leaving on December 31, 2020 with no deal.

Greater Manchester will continue to monitor the situation and take the appropriate action once the arrangements and impact are clearer. The following pages include important local updates, but are primarily aimed at helping people find their way to all the latest national information which may affect them. We will be regularly updating these pages, and if there is any further information you think would be useful, please contact us on

No deal preparations

The government has produced a report outlining its preparations in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The report contains information about common concerns people have, including citizens’ rights, industries, services, and fuel, food and medicine supplies.