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A Brexit deal has finally been struck, narrowly avoiding what could have been a disastrous no-deal scenario. So what do you need to know about how the Brexit deal will affect you?


Travel is one of the most affected areas in the new deal.

Freedom of movement will end as of January 1, meaning you cannot travel as freely within EU countries as you once could.

Travellers to EU countries will be able to stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.

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However, if you want to stay longer, you may need a visa or permit to work or study, or for business travel.

Tourists will be able to travel without a visa to Schengen area countries, which include most EU nations, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

You may have to show your return ticket at a border control post and prove you have enough money for your stay.

UK citizens will still be able to drive in EU countries but will need a green card and GB sticker if taking their own vehicle.

Food prices

Now that a trade deal between the two sides has been secured, there will be no extra tariffs on goods exported and imported, meaning worries about food prices have now diminished.

John Allan, chairman of Tesco, said any changes to food prices post-Brexit are likely to be “very modest indeed” under the agreement between the UK and the European Union.

The supermarket boss hailed the deal, saying that it is a “good outcome” and is much better than no-deal.

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Mr Allan warned that food prices could rise between three percent and five percent, last month, amid speculation a no-deal Brexit was the most likely outcome.

Mr Allan said: “The tariffs were the things that were going to generate the price increases.”

He added: “There’ll be a little bit more administration associated with importing and exporting.

“But in absolute terms, I think that will hardly be felt in terms of the prices the consumers are paying.”


One of the main issues raised by the take back control motto was the issue of the European Court of Justice.

Brexiteers were keen to let go of the influence of the European Court of Justice on UK lawmaking.

In the foreword to the deal, Boris Johnson wrote: “The only laws we will have to obey are the ones made by the Parliament we elect.”

A new body, called the Joint Partnership Council, will be created to ensure the deal is properly applied by both sides.

It will also mediate on any clashes that spring up between the two sides.

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