What Brexit Did and Didn’t Change on Jan. 31

Britain’s protracted divorce from the European Union has finally happened. The country left the bloc on Jan. 31, marking the start of a battle over how the separation will work in practice. Virtually all facets of business and everyday life will remain unchanged during 2020 while the U.K. and EU hash out agreements on how they will handle a range of issues from trade to data sharing, fishing rights, and security co-operation. The new deadline for those is Dec. 31, 2020 — ambitious given that su