The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

Brexit update

On 29th March British Prime Minister Theresa May signed the document informing the European Council of Britain's intention to leave the European Union. This means that the UK should officially leave the EU no later than April 2019. Once the EU27 have formally agreed a response, the European commission is expected to quickly present more detailed draft directives and recommend the opening of the exit negotiations.
The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy has been working in cooperation with COBCOE on the COBCOE's Brexit Project, designed to collect and present the voice of European business to the negotiating parties. As part of this Project, a series of common points have been distilled from our business roundtables, and we have formulated a questionnaire to complement our qualitative data with wider quantitative research.



UK Referendum 23 June 2016

A Referendum was held on Thursday 23 June 2016, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.
Leave won by 52% to 48%.
The referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting. It was the highest turnout in a UK-wide vote since the 1992 general election.


This page presents relevant information and comment in respect of the Referendum.

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador - Issue No.6

14 September 2018

Le relazioni future tra il Regno Unito e l'Unione europea

Il libro bianco pubblicato dal governo britannico.
18 July 2018

The Future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union [policy Paper]

The Government is advancing a detailed proposal for a principled and practical Brexit. This proposal underpins the vision set out by the Prime Minister at Lancaster House, in Florence, at Mansion House and in Munich, and in doing so addresses questions raised by the EU in the intervening months – explaining how the relationship would work, what benefits it would deliver for both sides, and why it would respect the sovereignty of the UK as well as the autonomy of the EU.
12 July 2018

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador - Issue No.5

12 April 2018

Prime Minister vows to deliver a Brexit that unites the UK

To mark one year to go until Brexit, the Prime Minister is today embarking on a day long tour across the United Kingdom to outline her determination to deliver a deal that works for every community and protects the integrity of the Union.
29 March 2018

PM speech on our future economic partnership with the European Union

2 March 2018

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador - Issue No.4

22 December 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May’s message to UK nationals living in Europe

"From the very beginning of the UK’s negotiations to leave the European Union I have been consistently clear that protecting the rights of both EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU was my first priority. I know that the referendum result has caused considerable anxiety for many of you and your families."
19 December 2017

PM's open letter to EU citizens in the UK

“I’m proud that more than 3 million EU citizens have made their homes in the UK. I know our country would be poorer if you left and I want you to stay.”
11 December 2017

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador - Issue No.3

20 November 2017

David Davis' closing remarks after EU exit negotiations on 9-10 November

Statement in Brussels by the Secretary of State.
10 November 2017

"Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU"

by Alex Hunt & Brian Wheeler, BBC News
26 October 2017

"L'ambasciatrice britannica: Brexit? Nessun rimpianto"

Jill Morris ospite al Corriere della Sera in via Solferino: «Lasciamo la Ue, non l'Europa. Avanti verso l'intesa»
Video by Corriere TV, Maria Serena Natale
24 October 2017

PM's open letter to EU citizens in the UK

Ahead of EU Council, Theresa May wrote directly to EU citizens in the UK.
19 October 2017

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador - Issue No.2

16 October 2017

"The real Brexit: an interview with Jill Morris"

by Helen Farrell, The Florentine
28 September 2017

A message from Jill Morris, Her Majesty’s Ambassador - Issue No.1

12 September 2017

PM's Florence speech: a new era of cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU

Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered.
22 September 2017

Message to expats in Italy

Ambassador Jill Morris updates on the progress made at the last round of the negotiations between the UK and the EU on citizens rights.
8 September 2017

Il nostro vice Ambasciatore Ken O'Flaherty presenta la proposta britannica per il futuro dei rapporti doganali tra Regno Unito ed Unione Europea

16 August 2017

COBCOE response to the UK EU Referendum

"Brexit: hub"

by Hogan Lovells

"UK e Italia, with or without EU... "

by Pierluigi Puglia, Spokesperson UK in Italy,  British Embassy Rome
22 July 2016

"Statements and reflections on UK Referendum"

by British Council
5 July 2016

"Advice for British nationals travelling and living in Europe"

by Foreign & Commonwealth Office

"Brexit: potential consequences on the tax relations between the UK and Italy"

by Maisto e Associati
4 July 2016

"Brexit - the next steps"

by Studio Legale Delfino e Associati -Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1 July 2016


by The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
29 April 2016

"BREXIT - a briefing note for BCCI Members"

by The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
February 2016

"The best of both worlds: the United Kingdom’s special status in a reformed European Union"

by HM Government
February 2016

"Designation of lead campaigners for the EU referendum"

by The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
14 April 2016

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