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.
During and beyond the Brexit process, the Northern Ireland Assembly, Scottish Parliament, Senedd Cymru/Welsh Parliament, House of Commons, and House of Lords have exchanged views on challenges and frameworks arising from the new arrangements. Read more about work on interparliamentary relations here.
On Wednesday, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland took questions in the Commons. The European Parliament has passed a report on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which includes recommendations relating to NI and the Windsor Framework. The Lords Sub-Committee on the Windsor Framework heard evidence from businesses and the farming sector about regulatory divergence. The Commons European Scrutiny Committee has published its latest report assessing EU legal proposals and their implications for NI. Continue reading...
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.
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 and Trade and Cooperation Agreement to ensure the proper implementation and application of the agreements.
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 the EU Affairs team at the Assembly
Please get in touch:
Shauna Mageean, EU Affairs Manager.
Room 347, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX.
Tel: (028) 90521947