The Queen’s speech included the announcement of a bill paving the way for an in-out referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. The Queen said the government would “renegotiate the UK’s relationship with the EU”.

Brexit chess pieces

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British Property Federation head Melanie Leech said the prospect would “bring a lot of uncertainty” to the market.

The leave campaign won the referendum with 51.9% of the votes and, after a huge struggle both at home and abroad, the UK left the EU in January 2020.

The fallout from Brexit continues, but its impact has been muddled by the pandemic.