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2546068 - GB_UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit)


In a referendum held on June 23, 2016, the majority of people voted in favour of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU, a union of 28 European member countries).

The subsequent process of withdrawal of the UK from the EU is commonly referred to as Brexit. The process of separation was started by the UK government invoking Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union on March 29, 2017. The details of the new relationship between the UK and the EU are currently under discussion and so are subject to complex negotiations. According to Article 50, the process of Brexit is scheduled to conclude at the end of March 2019.

Changes resulting from Brexit, with potential impacts on SAP, can be expected in the areas of tax, reporting, employment rights and goods movement among many others. SAP recognizes these potential changes and is closely monitoring the situation and analyzing the impact for SAP customers and partners, primarily those using the current United Kingdom / Ireland localizations.



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  • SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP
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