Brexit negotiations: When do they start, where are they taking place and who's involved?

Caitlin Morrison
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Brexit talks begin today (Source: Getty)

Three months after Article 50 was triggered, Brexit negotiations are finally due to begin this morning.

It was announced last Wednesday that talks would start today, although Theresa May has yet to form a new government.

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Theresa May is in talks with the DUP about forming a government (Source: Getty)

This is what we know so far about the plans for next week:

Where will the talks take place?

The negotiations will be held in Brussels.

When will negotiations begin?

The opening session of the Brexit summit will begin at 11am, Brussels time, so 10am in the UK.

Who's involved?

David Davis, the UK's Brexit secretary, and Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, will dominate headlines - here's a guide to all the people who will play a part in the discussions.

What's the timetable for day one?

All timings are in Brussels time: At 11am, Michel Barnier and Brexit secretary David Davis, as well as other officials, will meet at the opeing session.

At 12.30pm, Barnier and Davis will have a working lunch

Betweem 2pm and 4.30pm, negotiators will divide into working groups.

At 4.30pm, Sabine Weyand, European Commission’s deputy chief negotiator and Olly Robbins, permanent secretary, UK department for exiting the EU, will meet.

The closing session takes place at 5.30pm, and at 6.30pm Barnier and Davis will hold a joint press conference.

What happens next?

That's not set in stone - although the department for exiting the EU said today it has been "crystal clear" about its approach to the Brexit negotiations.

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