|Formed||14 July 2016|
|Headquarters||9 Downing Street, London, England|
The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU; also known as the Brexit Department) is the government department of the United Kingdom responsible for overseeing negotiations relating to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union and establishing the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the EU. It was formed by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, in July 2016, in the wake of the referendum vote to leave the European Union.
The department was formed by combining staff from the Cabinet Office’s Europe Unit, the Europe Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the United Kingdom's Permanent Representation to the EU, and may take on staff from other government departments as necessary. The department was overseen by David Davis MP, until he resigned on 8 July 2018. Dominic Raab was appointed as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on 9 July 2018, but resigned on 15 November 2018 over the draft withdrawal agreement. His replacement was announced on 16 November 2018 to be Stephen Barclay.
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|Stephen Barclay MP||Secretary of State||Overall responsibility for the work of the department; including work to support the UK's negotiations to leave the EU and to conduct the negotiations in support of the Prime Minister|
|The Rt Hon. Lord Callanan||Minister of State for Exiting the European Union||Departmental business in the House of Lords, EU ongoing business, general affairs council, JMC(E), civil society, and EU institutions|
|Chris Heaton Harris MP||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union||Policy coordination and delivery across Whitehall (domestic preparations for exit), contingency planning, and EU (withdrawal) Bill|
|Kwasi Kwarteng MP||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union||Withdrawal agreement and implementation bill, trade and international agreements, English regions, security partnership and justice, and borders implementation|
|Robin Walker MP||Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union||Market access and budget, migration and citizens' rights, implementation period, devolved administrations, overseas territories, and crown dependencies|
The Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union was Oliver Robbins. In September 2017, Robbins left the Department as the prime minister appointed him the EU adviser in the Cabinet Office. In October 2017, Philip Rycroft was appointed the new Permanent Secretary, having previously been the Department's Second Permanent Secretary.
In March 2018 government data stated the Department had 636 full-time equivalent posts, rising to 651 in August 2018 (excluding contractors, management consultants and faststreamers) on an average (mean) monthly wage of £5,890 including allowances.
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