In a letter dated 29 March 2017, the Prime Minister notified the President of the European Council of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) (as inserted by the Treaty of Lisbon). This followed the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016.
On 30 March 2017, the Government then published a White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill entitled ‘Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union’. This sets out how it intends to legislate for the withdrawal from the EU and explains that EU law is to be converted into domestic law on the date the UK formally leaves the EU:
‘The same rules and laws will apply on the day after exit as on the day before.’
We have updated our Brexit Immigration Analysis to consider what this means for EEA nationals who are living in the UK.