“Every EU member state will have a vote and veto over the deal – which will make negotiations more complicated for the UK. Johnson may have to choose between making major concessions to the EU or walking away without a deal,” the think tank argues. The Institute for Government believes Boris Johnson and team will have to accept only “a narrow agreement” can be reached in order to secure a deal before transition ends in December 2020, meaning services is unlikely to be covered in time. Tags: Brexit Monday 13 January 2020 10:05 am Downing Street has insisted that it will not extend the transition period beyond 2020, going so far as to enshrine the date in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which reaches the Lords today. Catherine Neilan Rushing a post-Brexit trade deal to meet the end-of-year deadline will require major sacrifices to be made and will leave businesses with just weeks to adapt to the new trading terms, a new report claims. Share But if Johnson persists in this, the time for negotiation will limit the scope of any agreement to a goods-only free trade agreement, the IfG argues. Major sacrifices will have to be made for rushed Brexit trade deal, report claims whatsapp The government also needs to pass at least six pieces of legislation to establish new UK policies for agriculture, fisheries and immigration. Show Comments ▼ British Brexit negotiator David Frost (L) arrives for a meeting with British ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow (AFP via Getty Images) Joe Owen, Institute for Government programme director, said: “If the government’s priority is speed, it will need to make some important sacrifices – on the level of ambition in any deal and the time for both government and businesses to adapt to it. “The end of the transition marks the point at which the country will need to undertake a major change – rushing it will cause disruption.” whatsapp Main image: Getty Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndozenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comUndoNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistUndoJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndo On top of that, UK business could be given just weeks to adjust to the details of the future UK–EU relationship. Meanwhile implementing the Northern Irish Protocol – which caused so many headaches during the first phase of Brexit talks “looks all but impossible” in the allotted time-frame.