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Brexit Update:
Since the UK officially left the European Union on January 31, 2020, the relationship between the two has evolved and continues to be shaped by the ongoing implementation of the withdrawal agreement.

Key Dates:

  • January 31, 2020: UK officially left the EU and entered a transition period that ended on December 31, 2020.

  • December 31, 2020: The transition period ended, and the UK fully exited the EU single market and customs union.

  • January 1, 2021: The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement came into effect, outlining the post-Brexit relationship between the two entities.

  • 2023/2024 Current: The UK and EU are still navigating the ongoing implementation and potential revisions of their post-Brexit relationship.

It's crucial for businesses operating in either the UK or the EU to stay informed about the latest developments and adjust their operations accordingly.

Demographics For Women In The UK


While British women have education equality with their male counterparts and a longer life expectancy, women still lag behind in economic participation and opportunity and political empowerment. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2023, the UK ranks 15th out of 146 countries for gender equality. The report evaluated gender gaps in four main areas: 'economic participation and opportunity', 'educational attainment', 'health and survival', and 'political empowerment'.

  • Women in the UK have achieved Education Attainment equality.The UK ranks 1st in literacy rate for women.

  • Women continue to lag behind men in most aspects of economic participation and opportunity.

  • The UK faces a significant gender gap in political representation.The UK has only ever had two female Prime Ministers in its history, the most recent being Liz Truss in 2022.

  • Women can expect to outlive men as, on average, they have a longer life expectancy


World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report for 2023