The Political Declaration provides for the granting of adequacy status to the United Kingdom before the end of the transitional period until December 2020 and confirms that the European Commission will start assessing adequacy as soon as possible after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom The revised Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration were discussed and approved at the European Council on 17 October 2019. On 23 January 2020, the UK Parliament approved the draft European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020. Following the signing of the Agreement, the Government of the United Kingdom issued and deposited the instrument of ratification of Great Britain on 29 January 2020.   The agreement was ratified by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020, after consent of the European Parliament on 29 January 2020. The United Kingdom`s exit from the Union entered into force on 11 .m. GMT on 31 January 2020, the date on which the Withdrawal Agreement entered into force in accordance with Article 185. The Withdrawal Agreement also provides for the United Kingdom to leave the Convention on the Statute for the European Schools, with the United Kingdom being bound by the Convention and the accompanying rules on accredited European Schools until the end of the last academic year of the transition period.dem, i.e. at the end of the 2020-2021 spring semester.  Immediately after the announcement of a revised withdrawal agreement on 17 October 2019, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the DUP declared that they could not support the new agreement.  EU and UK negotiators reached an agreement on the draft Withdrawal Agreement which allowed the European Council (Article 50) to do so on 23 March 2018, the Commission adopted guidelines for the framework for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The revised Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration were discussed and agreed at the European Council on 17 October 2019. .