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.
Last week saw Lord Frost announce delays to the introduction of border controls on imports from the EU. Frost also outlined what the UK Government sees as the Brexit opportunities, including a review and reform of retained EU law. The NI Assembly Committee for Finance heard evidence from the Ulster Farmers’ Union and hauliers on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland. The Common Frameworks process isn’t expected to be complete by the end of this year: March 2022 is now the expected date for finalisation.
The Week Ahead
Find out what's coming up in the Assembly and where you can watch it live.
- Monday 20 September, 2pm – Plenary
Question Time – Economy
- Monday 20 September, 6pm – Plenary
Legislative Consent Motion: Environment Bill
- Wednesday 22 September, 12.20pm - Committee for the Economy
EU Exit legislation
- Wednesday 22 September, 3.30pm - Committee for The Executive Office
UK Approach to the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol - Written briefing by Assembly Research
- Thursday 23 September, 2pm – Committee for Justice
EU Exit legislation; EU Exit and Justice Related Issues - Update
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.
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