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 July 2019 issue includes developments in devolution and the impact of Brexit; new data on Northern Ireland’s trade and investment in a ‘no deal’ scenario; news on the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill and amendments to ensure that Parliament will be meeting in the run-up to 31 October; and of course information on the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet appointments.
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 March 2019 - 25 June 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: 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 9 September 2019.
The UK Government prepared a suite of legislation in preparation for EU exit.
Acts already made
- European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 (Yvette Cooper/Lord Rooker)
- European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019 (Hilary Benn MP/Lord Rooker)
- Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018
- Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Act
Nuclear Safeguards Act 2018
- Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
- Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018
Legislation which had been introduced but fell with prorogation (and must be re-introduced into a new Parliament)
- Agriculture Bill
- Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill (only required in the event of a no deal Brexit)
- Fisheries Bill
- Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
- Trade Bill
Not yet introduced
- Animal Welfare (Sentencing and recognition of sentience) Bill
- Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018
- EU (Withdrawal Agreement) 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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