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Relate February 2021
Published: February 2021
On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union ended. However, a transition period applied up until 11pm on 31 December 2020. During this transition period the UK was largely treated as if it was still an EU member state. Following the end of the transition period, EU laws and rules no longer apply in the UK, except where the UK has decided to keep those rules and laws. In this issue of Relate, we explain the new relationship between Ireland and the UK. We also explain how the end of the transition period affects trade, residence and employment rights, travel, consumer matters, family law and even driving licences.