This website contains information on the Government's Plan for Britain. No new material will be published on this website between 21 April and 9 June 2017, in line with the restrictions set out in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.
The Government has set out 12 negotiating objectives ahead of the UK leaving the EU.
We will provide certainty wherever we can as we approach the negotiations.
We will take control of our own statute book and bring an end to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the UK.
We will secure a deal that works for the entire UK – for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all parts of England. We remain fully committed to the Belfast Agreement and its successors.
We will work to deliver a practical solution that allows for the maintenance of the Common Travel Area, whilst protecting the integrity of our immigration system and which protects our strong ties with Ireland.
We will have control over the number of EU nationals coming to the UK.
We want to secure the status of EU citizens who are already living in the UK, and that of UK nationals in other Member States, as early as we can.
We will protect and enhance existing workers’ rights.
We will forge a new strategic partnership with the EU, including a wide reaching, bold and ambitious free trade agreement, and will seek a mutually beneficial new customs agreement with the EU.
We will forge ambitious free trade relationships across the world.
We will remain at the vanguard of science and innovation and will seek continued close collaboration with our European partners.
We will continue to work with the EU to preserve European security, to fight terrorism, and to uphold justice across Europe.
We will seek a phased process of implementation, in which both the UK and the EU institutions and the remaining EU Member States prepare for the new arrangements that will exist between us.