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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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.
UK Government - Key Papers
PM statement on new Brexit deal (22 May 2019)
Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU (11 Mar 2019)
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
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 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
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.
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
- Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018
- EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018
- EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
- Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill (only required in the event of a no deal Brexit)
- Fisheries Bill
- Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018
- Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Act
- Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
- Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018
- 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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