Rastro de migas
- Brexit - Unemployment benefits and workers
On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom officially notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union.
In order for this departure to take place in an orderly manner, the European Union and the United Kingdom signed an international treaty called the Withdrawal Agreement, which established a transitional period until 31 December 2020 during which Community law was fully applicable.
Thus, until 31 December 2020 the situation remained unchanged for citizens, workers, consumers, businesses, investors, students and researchers, both in the European Union and in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar.
However, this situation has changed from 1 January 2021, when the United Kingdom officially acquired a third-country status.
Thereafter, the future relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom is governed by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached on 24 December 2020.
We proceed to inform you of the situation of displaced workers, frontier workers and unemployment benefits.