In the vote held on 15 January, the British Government failed to win a majority in the House of Commons for the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future relationship negotiated between the EU and the UK. The agreement reached therefore does not have the requisite support on the British side at present.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said:
As regards Brexit, the ball is in the UK’s court. It didn’t become clear yesterday what they want – just what they don’t want. We’re preparing for all scenarios. However, we continue to hope that reason will prevail.
(The interview of 16 January can be found in full here.)
The latest in the negotiations between London and Brussels, where we are and what happens next can be found here.
An orderly Brexit remains the clear priority for Germany and the EU. A no‑deal Brexit would have a negative impact on all sides and is neither in the interest of Germany and Europe nor in the interest of the UK. More details on the agreement reached in November 2018 can be found here.
Nevertheless, a no‑deal Brexit cannot be ruled out. More information on what this would mean for citizens and business and how the German Government and the European Union are preparing for this can be found here.
Five key questions and answers on a no‑deal Brexit:
- Do you have any questions concerning your residence status following a no‑deal Brexit?
The Federal Ministry of the Interior answers many questions on its website.
What impact would a no‑deal Brexit have on taxation?
Answers to this and other questions can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance.
- Does your business involve the movement of goods with the UK, also after a no‑deal Brexit?
It is worth having a look at the website of German Customs!
- How do I find out if I can continue to receive a grant (Bafög) after a no‑deal Brexit?
Here is the article on the website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
- What do I have to know before travelling after a no‑deal Brexit?
You can find detailed information from the European Commission here.