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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It’s been a busy month in keeping up with the numerous meetings and statements on the UK-EU negotiations. This issue of the Brexit Brief will provide an overview of events since the September issue. As well as summaries of the latest meetings and statements, you’ll find information on Michel Barnier’s meetings with local politicians and business representatives; on migrant labour in Northern Ireland agriculture, on the Welsh Government’s EU Transition Fund, on the new Agriculture Bill which will make provision for financial support for farmers post Brexit; on a Scottish Government report on Scotland’s place in Europe in light of Brexit; and on how the legislation to implement Brexit is progressing.
UK Government - Key Papers
Command papers on Taking back control of our borders, money and laws while protecting our economy, security and Union; Assessment of the security partnership; Long-term economic analysis; Legal position on the Withdrawal Agreement
Future relationship between the UK and the EU (July 2018)
Joint statement on Withdrawal Agreement (June 2018)
Draft Withdrawal Agreement (March 2018)
Brexit and Devolution
Framework Analysis – Breakdown of areas of EU law that intersect with devolved competence in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
EU Withdrawal Act and Common Frameworks – Progress report 26 June 2018 to 25 September 2018
Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit – latest statement: 25 October 2018
Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit – correspondence to David Lidington MP on interparliamentary relations, 29 October 2018
Update from David Lidington MP on intergovernmental activity on Brexit – 8 October 2018
Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 3 December 2018
Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 19 November 2018
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 7 November 2018.
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
- Agriculture Bill
- Animal Welfare (Sentencing and recognition of sentience) Bill
- Environmental Principles and Governance Bill
- EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018
- EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
- Fisheries Bill
- Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018
- Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill
- Immigration Bill
- Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018
- Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
- Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018
- Trade Bill
Research and Information Services (RaISe) has complied information and useful links on the subject of Brexit and Northern Ireland.
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