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Brexit briefing: 227 days until the end of the transition period


The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Ministers will launch a fresh attempt to repeal EU freedom of movement rules in the UK as flagship immigration legislation appears before MPs. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill is part of the move towards the Government’s new points-based immigration system, to be introduced from 2021, although it does not set out the details on this. Ahead of the Bill’s return to the Commons, Home Secretary Priti Patel said in a brief statement: “This historic piece of legislation gives the UK full control of our immigration system for the first time in decades and the power to determine who comes to this country. “Our new points-based system is firmer, fairer, and simpler. “It will attract the people we need to drive our economy forward and lay the foundation for a high wage, high skill, high productivity economy.”

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