The Scottish Government submitted a Memorandum of Legislative Consent (LCM) on the Bill on 20 December 2019. During the transition period, EU law will continue to apply to the UK (including participation in the European Economic Area, the Single Market and the Customs Union) and the UK will continue to contribute to the EU budget, but the UK will not be represented in EU decision-making bodies. The transition period will give businesses time to adjust to the new situation, and the UK and EU governments time to negotiate a new EU-UK trade deal.   At the request of the United Kingdom, the European Council (Article 50) has twice agreed to extend the period provided for in Article 50(3) of the Tue (initially on 21 March 2019 until 22 May 2019, if the House of Commons adopts the Withdrawal Agreement by 29 March 2019 or later). March 2019; then from April 10, 2019 to October 31, 2019). .