The revised agreement and revised policy statement are broadly similar to those reached between the EU and the UK in November 2018, but there are some differences, notably with regard to the Northern Ireland backstop. Although the revised agreement has not yet been ratified by the UK and the EU, the EU and the UK are expected to ratify the agreement by 31 January 2020, if not before. The agreement defines the goods, services and processes associated with them. Any provision of goods or services legally put on the market before leaving the EU may be made available to consumers in the UK or in the EU Member States (Article 40-41). The agreement also provides for a transitional period, which will last until 31 December 2020 and can be extended by mutual agreement. During the transitional period, EU legislation will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the internal market and the customs union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adapt to the new situation and the new era, so that the British and European governments can negotiate a new trade agreement between the EU and the UK.  On 15 November 2018, the day after the agreement was presented and the support of the British government cabinet, several members of the government resigned, including Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for leaving the European Union.  15.Following the Prime Minister`s letter, EU and UK negotiators met and the new protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland was published on 17 October. The consolidated full text of the withdrawal agreement and a revised political statement on future relations were submitted to Parliament on 19 October and, as we have seen, the House of Commons adopted a proposal on the same day that rejects the adoption of the agreement until implementing laws are passed. On 21 October, the government duly introduced this legislation, the European Union Withdrawal Act (withdrawal). The House of Commons voted for a second reading of the bill the next day, but then voted against the government`s proposed program, after which the bill`s progress was halted. The dissolution of Parliament followed on 6 November 2019 and a revised bill was published on the opening day of Parliament after the parliamentary elections on 19 December 2019.
The declaration on the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom, also known as the Political Declaration, is a non-binding declaration, negotiated and signed at the same time as the mandatory and broader withdrawal agreement on the uk`s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), known as Brexit, and the planned end of the transition period. 8.Am 8 December 2017, the EU and the UK published a joint report outlining areas of agreement on the three withdrawal issues as well as other separation issues.