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UK decision to invoke Article 50 of the TEU: More information

As of 30 March 2019, all EU law will cease to apply to the UK, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, or the European Council and the UK decide unanimously to extend the two-year negotiation period. For more information about the legal repercussions for businesses:

If your company employs at least 50 people – including staff employed on fixed-term contracts – in an EU country (or at least 20 if it is a branch of a larger business), you are legally obliged to:

You must also make sure you provide the information in good time so that employee representatives have enough time to prepare for consultation on any related issues.

Employee representatives (and any experts assisting them) may not disclose to staff or third parties any confidential information you share with them.

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