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 February 2019 issue of the Brexit Brief summarises the month’s events including the Prime Minister’s meetings in Brussels and the votes in the House of Commons on the PM’s approach to Brexit on 14 and 27 February. You can read more on the Government’s statements on trade arrangements in a no deal scenario and implications for trade and business of a no deal Brexit as well as plans for agreeing new free trade agreements including a role for the devolved administration.
UK Government - Key Papers
Agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU (11 Mar 2019)
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 September – 25 December 2018
Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit – latest statement: 17 January 2019
Correspondence from David Lidington MP on current review into intergovernmental relations – 17 January 2019
Interparliamentary Forum on Brexit – correspondence to David Lidington MP on interparliamentary relations, 29 October 2018
Ministerial Forum (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 25 February 2019
Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) – latest communiqué: 7 February 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 26 February 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 (International Arrangements) Bill
- 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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