Brexit and Beyond
This content is intended as a helpful resource on Brexit but is not an exhaustive source of information. The inclusion of any content on this page should not be taken to imply approval or endorsement by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
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The Democratic Consent Mechanism
We've put together an explainer on the Democratic Consent Mechanism, the vote by the Northern Ireland Assembly on Articles 5 to 10 of the Protocol, which is to take place by the end of 2024. Read the explainer and find links to useful resources here.
As EU-UK talks on the Protocol rumble on, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič will appear before the Committee for the Executive Office on Wednesday. The Committee heard evidence on Brexit and related matters from officials at The Executive Office last week. UK Parliamentary committees have held sessions on the UK border post-Brexit, and the road freight supply chain.
The Week Ahead
Find out what's coming up in the Assembly and where you can watch it live.
- Monday 6 December, 2pm - Plenary
Question Time - Economy
- Tuesday 7 December, 2pm - Plenary
Question Time - Finance
Motion - The draft Direct Payments to Farmers (Simplifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022
- Wednesday 8 December, 3.30pm - Committee for The Executive Office
Civic Engagement and the EU - Oral Briefing from the Centre for Cross Border Studies
Watch previous sessions on niassembly.tv
Timeline and Key Documents
We've created a timeline that takes you through the key dates of the Brexit process since 23 June 2016 (UK Referendum). We also linked to the key documents and papers.
We have put together a handy question and answer for all things Brexit. If you have a questions we haven't answered let us know.
These pages provide a summary of the Brexit scrutiny work undertaken by Assembly committees, and some figures for an overview of the work completed in the 2020-2021 session.
Brexit and Devolution
The UK’s exit from the EU has implications for the devolution settlement and the matters on which the Assembly can legislate. Read more about the bodies facilitating engagement between the devolved administrations and the UK Government on Brexit, as well as the Common Frameworks process.
Governance of EU Exit Agreements
Oversight bodies were established within the Withdrawal Agreement to ensure the proper implementation and application of the agreement. There are three tiers of governance, each reporting upwards to the other.
A significant amount of primary and secondary legislation is required to deal with Brexit and ensure the functioning of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.
Contact EU Affairs at the Assembly
Please get in touch:
Shauna Mageean, EU Affairs Manager.
Room 347, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX.
Tel: (028) 90521947