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Published at 9:58am 15th June 2017. (Updated at 11:25am 15th June 2017)

On 23 June 2016, the UK made a historic decision and voted to leave the European Union (EU).

More than 33 million adults voted, with around 52% of them chose to leave the group of 28 countries, while 48% wanted to stay in it.

The UK's has been a member of the EU for more than 40 years and will now change large parts of our life, work and impact on most parts of everything we do.

The UK officially announced to the rest of the EU that it is leaving on 29 March 2017, by triggering Article 50.

Article 50 explains how a country should go about leaving the EU if it no longer wants to be a member.

No country has ever left the group though, so nobody has ever put Article 50 into practice before - until now.

The UK now has 2 years to negotiate how it will de-tangle itself from the EU, it's laws, rules and regulations.

 

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