Theresa May has agreed to the EU's offer of a "flexible extension" to Article 50 until October 31, with a review on progress in June, giving her six more months to either ratify or rethink her withdrawal deal.
So, now that the UK will remain in the EU for another six months, what is happening next?
- Thursday, April 11
Theresa May will make a statement on the deal to the House of Commons.
Talks on a compromise way forward will continue at an official level between the Government and Labour.
Parliament will also break up for its Easter holiday a week late.
- Friday, April 12
The second scheduled date for Brexit passes without the UK leaving the European Union.
Further cross-party talks are expected to be scheduled during the truncated Easter break.
- Tuesday, April 23
Parliament returns after Easter with time running out for a possible fourth Commons vote on Mrs May’s Withdrawal Agreement.
Approval and ratification of the deal at any point over the coming months would allow the UK to leave immediately.
- Thursday, May 2
Elections in English and Northern Irish local councils will give voters an opportunity to pass judgment on politicians’ handling of the Brexit process.
- Thursday, May 23
European Parliament elections take place across Britain unless MPs have previously ratified the Withdrawal Agreement.
- Wednesday, June 1
Automatic departure from the EU without a deal if the UK has not taken part in the European elections.
- Thursday, June 20
At the scheduled Brussels summit of the European Council, leaders of the 27 remaining member states will “review” progress towards Brexit.
- Sunday, June 23
Third anniversary of the EU referendum.
- Tuesday, July 2
First session of the new European Parliament.
- Saturday, September 21
Labour’s annual conference in Brighton may be the focus of renewed demands for a second referendum on Brexit.
- Sunday, September 29
If she is still Conservative leader and the UK is still in the EU, Mrs May is likely to face anger from Tory activists at the party’s annual conference in Manchester.
- Thursday, October 31
Final deadline for the UK to leave the EU at 11pm, with or without a deal – unless another extension has been agreed. Final day in office of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
- Friday, November 1
First day of the new European Commission’s term in office.