On Thursday night, the bill of the same name, of which the said agreement is a part, passed all stages of legislative consideration.
During an emergency meeting, for which the parliamentarians interrupted the Christmas holidays, the document was first approved by the Lower House of Commons, then — by the upper House of Lords. After that, returning unchanged to the lower house, he was finally accepted.
In order for the bill to acquire the status of law, it must be signed by the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II. It is possible that the so-called royal assent will be issued in the coming hours, which will allow the new law to enter into force on January 1, when the transition period between the UK and the EU ends and the kingdom leaves the single market and the EU customs union.