British Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the EU to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed.
It is believed that the delay which May seeks could be up to two years, amid reports of a cabinet row.
European Union Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier said the EU would not grant a delay without a “concrete plan” from the UK about what they would do with it.
Under current law the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal in nine days.
MPs rejected the withdrawal deal Mrs May has negotiated with the EU for a second time last week by 149 votes.