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Brexit Transition - Hubs and Blogs

Synopsis: A selection of the many hubs and blogs available which provide access to information and commentary on Brexit.

Hubs

Parliamentary 

 

NI Direct : Brexit - NI advice on leaving the EU
This hub provides information about Brexit and how it might relate specifically to Northern Ireland or to people living in Northern Ireland.

Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) - Post-Brexit Hub
The purpose of this hub is to identify and help individuals understand the changes which affect Scotland. It is organised into three sections: common frameworks, intergovernmental relations and key legislation. Developments in these areas will determine how Scotland and the rest of the UK interact post EU exit.

UK Parliament -  Brexit: Research and Analysis
Research and analysis from Parliament's libraries and committees on issues related to leaving the European Union.

Welsh Government - Preparing Wales
This website sets out advice for citizens, organisations and sectors across Wales about the steps that need to be taken in relation to Brexit.  The site is updated regularly.

 



Academic

Birmingham City University - Centre for Brexit Studies
The Centre for Brexit Studies is a research centre which explores all aspects of the Brexit Referendum and life beyond the European Union. Their team of experts examine the impact Brexit could have on society, business and the economy. The team also regularly comment on issues surrounding British politics and the Government’s role worldwide..

BrexitLawNI
This is a collaborative ESRC-funded research project between the Law Schools of Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University and the region’s leading human rights organisation, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ).  This resource seeks to examine the constitutional, conflict transformation, human rights and equality consequences of Brexit.. 

DCU Brexit Institute
Dublin City University (DCU) has established the Brexit Research & Policy Institute with the aim to explore how Brexit impacts on government, business and society at large. The Brexit Research & Policy Institute operates as a hub and a magnet for the analysis of Brexit, both from an academic and a policy perspective. Through the organization of regular events the Brexit Research & Policy Institute provides a leading platform to document and debate developments in the relations between the UK and the EU.

Glasgow University - Brexit, Devolution and Ireland
This website draws together expert commentary about the impact of Brexit on the devolved nations of the United Kingdom and on the Republic of Ireland. It provides access to presentations, video introductions and background information related to a seminar series, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, as part of a project entitled 'Communicating Brexit's Impact on the Law, Governance and Public Finances of the UK Devolved nations and the Republic of Ireland'. As Brexit moves towards the implementation phase, the Impact Brexit project continues to examine the issues being raised and will update this website whenever appropriate. 

The Open University – Brexit Hub
Analysis and expert commentary on Britain's changing relationship with the European Union and the global world. This hub provides access to information on Brexit, broken down into the following categories; welfare, politics, culture, business and environment.  

Queen's University Belfast - Brexit: Insight and Analysis
Queen’s on Brexit brings together leading academics from Queen’s University who can provide an authoritative voice on the Brexit process, the many policy areas affected by Brexit, and the subsequent impact on Northern Ireland, the island of Ireland, the UK and the EU-27.

Ulster University Brexit Hub
This hub provides access to Ulster University academics world-leading research across a range of core themes which are vital to the Brexit discussion. It also provides key information on the potential impacts of leaving the EU for University students and staff.

University College London, Constitution Unit – UCL Brexit Hub
The UCL Brexit Hub is UCL's portal for research, academic content and expertise on all things Brexit.  It collates publications, blog posts, video interviews, media commentary, and policy engagement and is updated regularly. 

 



Business and Industry

Chartered Accountants Ireland - Brexit
This hub provides access to a range of information bulletins and guides on all aspects of  Brexit.

CIPD Brexit Hub
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development is an independent and not-for-profit organisation.  This hub provides resources and guidance to help businesses plan for and support their workforces through the transition period until the end of 2020 while longer-term trade and immigration arrangements are worked out.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
This site provides access to a range of resources to help prepare  businesses for Brexit and also provides a very useful list of Practical Guides on Brexit - a list of externally produced resources which offer practical advice on the impact of the decision to leave the EU and opportunities for future business.

Institute of Directors: Navigating Brexit for Business
The IoD’s Navigating Brexit hub contains a wide range of information about what Brexit means  for businesses. Here you can find news, fact sheets and blogs providing comprehensive updates and expert analysis, as well as details of the IoD’s programme of Brexit events and webinars. 

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brexit Hub
This hub contains a checklist which has been created to help businesses in Northern Ireland consider the changes that Brexit may bring, and to help business planning at both operational and Board levels.

techUK Brexit Hub
techUK represents the technical industry in the UK and consequently, this hub focuses on the potential effects of Brexit on the UK digital sectors. 

 



Policy

Gov.UK: The UK has left The EU 
Policy documents from the Department for Exiting the European Union

Merrion Street.ie: Brexit: UK's Decision to Leave the EU
Policy Documents and Information Notes from the Irish Government News Service. Government information on Brexit is available at the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade dedicated Brexit website 

European Commission: The European Union and the United Kingdom – forging a new partnership
Following the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union on 31 January 2020, this site provides information on what has already been agreed and what is currently being negotiated and prepared.

 



Other

Centre for Cross Border Studies - Brexit

Institute of International and European Affairs: Brexit
The Institute of International and European Affairs is Ireland’s leading think tank on European and International affairs. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. Its aim is to provide a forum for those with an interest in strategic planning in Irish Foreign and EU policy, and to evaluate and disseminate strategic policy options in these areas. 

Politico - Brexit Transition
Politico covers the politics, policy and personalities of the European Union.  This section is dedicated to Brexit transition.

 


Blogs

Parliamentary

House of Commons Library: Brexit

Northern Ireland Assembly, Research and Information Service – Research Matters: Brexit

National Assembly for Wales Blog: Brexit

National Assembly for Wales, Research Service Blog – In Brief: Brexit

 


Academic 

BrexitLawNI
This is a collaborative ESRC-funded research project between the Law Schools of Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University and the region’s leading human rights organisation, the Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ).  This blog is part of the BrexitLawNI hub and the resource examines the constitutional, conflict transformation, human rights and equality consequences of Brexit. 

Cardiff University: Welsh Brexit / Brexit a Chymru
Constructive debate and analysis on issues relating to Wales and the UK's exit of the European Union. (not updated since Nov. 2019)

Centre on Constitutional Change: Researching the Issues. Informing the Debate 
The Centre on Constitutional Change (CCC) was established in August 2013 to research the UK’s changing constitutional relationships. Based at the University of Edinburgh, its fellows also include academics from the Universities of Aberdeen, Cardiff, Stirling, Strathclyde, QMUL and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. The Centre also acts as a hub for a much wider network of scholars across the UK and beyond engaged in analysis of contemporary constitutional issues.

DCU Brexit Institute
Dublin City University (DCU) has established the Brexit Research & Policy Institute with the aim to explore how Brexit impacts on government, business and society at large. The Brexit Research & Policy Institute operates as a hub and a magnet for the analysis of Brexit, both from an academic and a policy perspective. Through the organization of regular events the Brexit Research & Policy Institute provides a leading platform to document and debate developments in the relations between the UK and the EU.

Edinburgh University - European Futures
European Futures is an academic blog from the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Europa Institute. The blog is an online platform featuring commentary, analysis and insight on Europe and European affairs, broadly defined, by academics and practitioners from the University of Edinburgh and beyond.

Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies (IACES)
The IACES brings together European Studies scholars and practitioners from across the island of Ireland to foster collaboration and disseminate scholarly research on European Integration and membership of the EU.

LSE Brexit 2020:  Latest thinking and Research about Brexit
LSE Brexit is a multidisciplinary, evidence-based blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is part of the ‘LSE Programme on Brexit’, run jointly by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy..

London School of Economics and Political Science: British Politics and Policy Blog
BPP is a multidisciplinary academic blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Its central aim is to increase the public understanding of British politics and policy by providing accessible academic commentary and research.

OXPOL – The Oxford University Politics Blog
Hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, this blog aims to promote the department’s academic research and commentary to readers in and outside the university. Any political or other views expressed in the articles made available on this website are those of the individuals who contributed them and do not represent the views of the Department of Politics and International Relations or the University.

QPOL - Europe
QPol is the ‘front door’ for public policy engagement at Queen’s University Belfast, supporting academics and policymakers in sharing evidence-based research and ideas on the major social, cultural and economic challenges facing society regionally, nationally and beyond.  This section is dedicated to Europe.

RTE News - Brexit
Brexit related news articles, updated daily.

UCL Europe Blog
This site features a range of blogs, videos and publications on topics related to Brexit, British politics and EU politics from UCL academics and other experts

UK in a Changing Europe
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and based at King’s College London, this blog explores the key aspects of UK and EU dynamics, including:

  • Impact of EU policies: how EU policies make a difference in areas such as, the single market, financial regulation, trade, investment, growth and the free movement of people
  • Attitudes towards the EU: social and political ttitudes, the nature of euroscepticism, generational differences, the media’s role
  • A changing UK in a changing EU: differences in public opinion in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; implications of constitutional changes in the UK and implications of British exit for different parts of the UK.

 



Other 

Brexit Border Blog
An independent source of facts, news and analysis on the impact of Brexit on the island of Ireland.  This blog is managed by Fearghal McKinney (former MLA and television reporter/presenter) and Seamus Murphy (who has a background in financial journalism).

Public Law for Everyone: Brexit
This blog is written by Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution.  However the views set out in this blog are expressed in a purely personal capacity.

The Brexit Blog
A personal blog by Chris Grey, on the consequences of Brexit.  Chris Grey is Professor of Organization Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, and previously a professor at Cambridge University and Warwick University.

The Conversation - Brexit 
The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

 

 

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