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UK Brexit department to close
EU departure is set for January 31 next year.
Updated 12/19/19, 2:17 PM CET
LONDON — The U.K. government’s Brexit department will be closed down once the country officially leaves the EU in January 2020.
A government spokesman said the Department for Exiting the European Union will be “wound up” less than four years after it was opened in July 2016.
“DExEU staff have been spoken to today,” the spokesman said. “We are very grateful for all their work and we will help everyone to find new roles.”
It means the future relationship with the EU will be negotiated between other departments, and is expected to involve the Department for International Trade, the Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office.
The U.K. is on course to leave the EU on January 31 next year, after prime minister Boris Johnson secured an 80-seat majority at the general election last week.
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