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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Welcome to the 11 January 2021 issue of the Brexit Brief
Welcome to the Brexit Brief. Happy New Year! A deal has been agreed, provisionally ratified and the practical consequences are showing. We take a look at how the new trading arrangements – with NI under the Protocol and in the Single Market, while GB is outside – are impacting businesses and hauliers. This time of year is generally a quiet one and pre-Brexit stockpiling has lessened some traffic at ports as some companies ‘wait and see’ how proceedings are working out. Aside from trade, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement has consequences for many other areas, including Northern Ireland’s security arrangements, participation in EU programmes, fisheries, and freedom of movement.
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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