Soft Brexit

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European Union - United Kingdom (UK) - Brexit.

Soft Brexit described a potential future situation of relatively less disconnection of the UK from European institutions including the single market.

For example, a possible situation in which the UK might have been a member of the European Economic Area.


Contrasted with a relatively 'harder' Brexit.


On 24 December 2020 the UK and European Commission agreed the terms of a post-Brexit free trade agreement agreement that came into provisional application - subject to ratification by the EU - from 1 January 2021.

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement entered into force on 1 May 2021.


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