Brexit 2018

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On 23 June 2016, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. The UK gave formal notice of its intention to leave, under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, on 29 March 2017, triggering a 2-year timetable to agree on the exit terms.

In the meantime, it is important to note that the UK remains a member of the EU and will continue to be during the negotiations. The current arrangements for social security between Ireland and the UK, and the UK and the EU27, have not changed.  All social welfare payments made by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, including pensions and Child Benefit, continue to be paid as normal.
Social security arrangements between the UK and the EU27 will be one of the many matters that form part of the negotiations.

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Last modified:14/03/2019