Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street on Friday morning, a report has revealed.
Senior cabinet members said they expect the PM to give a timetable for her successor to be chosen, with 10 June likely to be the start of the official leadership race, the BBC reports.
May is due to meet Sir Graham Brady, the Chairman of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers, on Friday.
She has been under pressure to resign, after a backlash by her own MPs against her latest Brexit plan.
Since January, Parliament has rejected the withdrawal agreement Mrs May negotiated with the EU three times. Recent attempts to find a formal compromise with the opposition Labour Party also failed.
May had planned to publish the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Friday – the legislation required to bring the agreement into UK law – describing it as “one last chance” to deliver Brexit.
However, her proposals – including a customs union arrangement and an offer to give MPs a vote on holding another referendum – angered many Tories.
Labour said it was a “rehash” and they would not support the plans.
Andrea Leadsom quit as Commons leader on Wednesday evening saying she no longer believed the government’s approach would “deliver on the referendum result”.
And on Thursday, Mrs May met Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at Downing Street, where they are understood to have expressed their concerns about the bill.
Several cabinet ministers have said they expect Mrs May to announce her departure on Friday morning, although there has been no confirmation from Downing Street.
Ministers hope the campaign for the next Conservative Party leader can be finished by the end of July.
A leadership contest beginning on 10 June would come after the state visit from US President Donald Trump and the Peterborough by-election.
, was due to meet the prime minister on Friday morning.