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Amidst the talk of Brexit coins, Oxford commas and Big Ben bongs, this month’s bumper Brexit Brief has news of various meetings between the key Brexit players in EU and UK. We have updates on EU exit related legislation including the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 which implements the EU-UK deal into law; news on the first meeting of the Ministerial Forum on International Trade; and details of meetings between the UK Government and the devolved administrations to discuss issues surrounding exit from the EU. We also have the details of the approval of the Withdrawal Agreement which paved the way for exit day on 31 January 2020.
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UK Government - Key Papers
Statement by the Prime Minister on new Brexit deal (19 October 2019)
New withdrawal agreement (17 October 2019)
New Political Declaration (17 October 2019)
Declaration on consent in Northern Ireland (17 October 2019)
No-Deal Readiness Report (8 Oct 2019)
UK proposals for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland (2 October 2019)
PM statement on new Brexit deal (22 May 2019)
Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU (11 Mar 2019)
Draft Withdrawal Agreement (March 2018)
Brexit and Devolution
Common Frameworks update - July 2019
Framework Analysis – Breakdown of areas of EU law that intersect with devolved competence in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (March 2018)
EU Withdrawal Act and Common Frameworks – Progress report 26 September 2019 to 25 December 2019
Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit – latest statement: 5 September 2019
Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 25 February 2019
Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 9 January 2020
UK - EU Negotiations
UK Government information on EU exit including the article 50 process, negotiations, and announcements about policy changes as a result of EU Exit
Brexit Inquiry Tracker
This list includes details of a range of Brexit related parliamentary inquiries and links to the relevant committee information.
The list was last updated on 8 October 2019.
Links are provided to legislation already passed / legislation which has been introduced at Parliament
- EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018
- Financial Services Bill
- Fisheries Bill
- Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018
- Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Act 2019
- Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018
- Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
- Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill
- Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
- Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018
- Trade Bill
Brexit Secondary Legislation Tracker
Information on secondary legislation (statutory instruments or 'SIs'), stemming from the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which correct Northern Ireland law to make it work appropriately after the UK has left the European Union or enables the withdrawal agreement to be implemented.
Research and Information Services (RaISe) has complied information and useful links on the subject of Brexit and Northern Ireland.
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