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 December 2018 issue of the Brexit Brief provides a summary of events in November and December including a timeline of events relating to the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration and an update on the Brexit legislation.  


Previous Issues

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

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 10 December 2018.

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 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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