The 23 June 2016 saw the majority of the UK vote to leave the European Union. As eligible voters visited polling stations across the UK to make their vote 51.89% of the voted in favour to leave the EU. Article 50 trigger was then followed on the 29th March 2017 to follow begin the office two-year countdown to the UK leaving the EU, which is now known as Brexit.
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24th January 2017
UK supreme court ruled that the UK government does not have the power to invoke Article 50 without the authorisation of parliament.
22nd February 2017
The Prime Minister announces the EU referendum date - 23rd June 2016
29th March 2017
Article 50 triggered by Prime Minister, Theresa May. 2 year time limit begins.
31st March 2017
The European Council publishes its draft negotiation guidelines 48 hours after the UK's Article 50 was invoked.
11th April 2017
Emissaries of the 27 EU governments meet for the first time to discuss the Union's draft negotiating guidelines.
18th April 2017
Theresa May calls for snap UK election.
24th April 2017
EU governments meet again to discuss the negotiating guidelines.
29th April 2017
First Brexit summit of EU leaders to work out and agree the Brexit guidelines. These will be followed by a detailed mandate and working documents.
19th June 2017
Brexit talks started in Brussels - UK and EU entered talks over the terms of Britain's divorce from EU.
26th June 2017
One week after start of negotiations in Brussels, the commission reported back to member states and other European institutions.
14th July 2017
2nd round of EU exit negotiations begins.
20th July 2017
16th August 2017
The Government publishes a position paper proposing no physical infrastructure at the borders with Northern Ireland and Ireland.
21st - 31st August 2017
Ahead of the 3rd round of exit negotiations, the Government publishes position papers outlining the UK's negotiating approach to goods on the market and to confidentially and access to the official documents.
Government publishes a future partnership paper outlining the UK's position on providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework.
Partnership paper discussing options for enforcement and dispute resolution mechanisms for UK-EU agreements is published.
Government outlines proposals for a shared approach to data protection.
3rd round of exit negotiations begins with a conclusion with David Davis giving a statement.