Brexit Brief

Synopsis: This page is intended to be useful to those seeking information on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

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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Latest Issue

The June 2019 issue includes plenty of news on the border and the backstop including a report on customs facilitation in a no-deal scenario; the new Government advisory groups on the backstop; and a report on alternative arrangements to the backstop. We also have details of the views of the Welsh and Scottish Governments on Brexit; further information on mapping of areas of North/South cooperation and Brexit impacts; and updates on Brexit discussions at Westminster committees.


Previous Issues

Brexit and Devolution

Common Frameworks update - July 2019

Revised Framework Analysis – Breakdown of areas of EU law that intersect with devolved competence in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Apr 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 December 2018 - 25 March 2019

Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit – latest statement: 26 April 2019

Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit – correspondence to David Lidington MP on intergovernmental and interparliamentary relations: 26 April 2019

Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 25 February 2019

Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 28 June 2019   

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

European Commission information on the work of the Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations

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 1 July 2019.

Brexit Legislation

The UK Government is preparing a suite of legislation in preparation for EU exit. Links to the Bills/Acts are included where the Bill has been introduced to Parliament

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.

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Brexit Hub

Research and Information Services (RaISe) has complied information and useful links on the subject of Brexit and Northern Ireland.  

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This page and the newsletter material is prepared by Shauna Mageean, EU Affairs Manager. 

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