Brexit Related Research Publications

Synopsis: The Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service (RaISe) produces a number of Research publications each year. These cover a variety of topics which are of interest to Members, Committees and the general public. The selection below lists only those publications relating to the subject of Brexit and Northern Ireland.

 

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30/17

Addendum to NIAR 32-16: The EU Referendum and the potential implications for Northern Ireland’
On the 10 February 2016 the Northern Ireland Assembly Research and Information Service published a briefing paper (NIAR 32-16) which examined the ‘The EU Referendum and the potential implications for Northern Ireland’. A significant section of this paper was devoted to the potential trade implications of Brexit from Northern Ireland.  This section relied upon Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) data to reach its conclusion.  The methodology used to compile this data has recently been revised. The purpose of this paper is to outline how this methodological change alters the findings of NIAR 32-16.

 26.05.17
29/17

Brexit and Northern Ireland: A Reading List (updated 16.06.17)
This paper provides a list of journal articles, blog articles, briefing papers and other reading materials relating to the UK’s exit from the EU and the implications for Northern Ireland. As the volume of published material on Brexit is vast and varied, this reading list does not purport to be a single comprehensive source covering all issues and opinions. However, the material has been drawn from a wide range of well-established and authoritative sources and RaISe intends to update the reading list as appropriate.

25.05.17
04/17 International Relations Outside the European Union: Ukraine
This briefing paper has been prepared to support the Committee of the
Executive Office in its scrutiny of the Executive in its actions in relation to the exit of the UK from the European Union. On 7 December 2016, the Committee considered evidence on the relationships between the EU and Norway and Switzerland. The Committee requested information on the arrangements between the EU and Ukraine.
 19.01.17
  2016  
91/16

Possible implications of ‘Brexit’ for transport and water policy
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and its arms-length-bodies maintain and develop infrastructure and services that support economic and social activity in Northern Ireland. This includes our water and sewerage networks, rivers and flood defence, roads and footpaths, and public transport services. The extent to which ‘Brexit’ will impact on the way these issues are dealt with, and ultimately on the work of DfI, is unknown and will depend entirely on the outcome of negotiations between the UK Government and the EU. The purpose of this paper is to briefly outline the influence of the EU on the work of the DfI and to highlight issues that may require further consideration.

20.12.16
89/16 Briefing Paper for the eighth meeting of the North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association: Agri-food and Brexit
This paper is written in the context of the North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association (NSIPA). It is intended as a summary of the current state of the agri-food (agriculture and food and drinks processing) sector; and an assessment of the potential impacts from Brexit on this sector in the Republic and Northern Ireland as a basis for comparing principal issues on an all-island basis. From the outset, it is important to note that the exact impacts of Brexit on the agri-food sector will only fully emerge when the terms of the UK’s withdrawal become clear. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, this paper aims to identify potential issues for the agri-food sectors across the island of Ireland.
20.12.16
88/16

Briefing Paper for the eighth meeting of the North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association. Paper 1: Impact of Brexit on Cross-Border Activity
This paper has been prepared to support the eighth meeting of the
North/South Inter-Parliamentary Association, which will address ‘the impact of Brexit on cross-border activity’. The paper provides an overview of the responses to the majority Leave vote of the government and legislature in each jurisdiction. It also provides background information on a range of issues upon which ‘Brexit’ may have impact across the island of Ireland. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and it is important to note that the implications of UK's withdrawal from EU can be assessed only once the terms of the withdrawal agreement from the EU are known. In particular, the future trade relationship between the UK and EU will impact significantly on trading relations across the jurisdictions.

20.12.16
80/16

International Relations Outside the European Union: Norway and Switzerland
This briefing paper has been prepared to support the Committee of the Executive Office in its scrutiny of the Executive in its actions in relation to the exit of the UK from the European Union. The paper takes two non-EU Member States in Europe – Norway and Switzerland – and examines how they interact with the EU and internationally.

09.11.16
 73/16 Rural Development funding for the rural community (Priority 6 Schemes) – background and possible ‘Brexit’ considerations
The 2014-20 Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme has a total potential budget of £623 million, of which £186.5 million is EU derived, with the remainder coming from matched DAERA/NI Executive funds. This briefing paper discusses some of the possible ‘Brexit’ considerations for Priority 6 measures within the 2014-20 NIRDP which have a total value of approximately £70m. 
 21.10.16
72/16

Examples of UK environmental legislation which pre-date EU legislation
During a RaISe briefing to the Agriculture, Environment and Rural
Affairs Committee on Northern Ireland’s environment – background and potential ‘Brexit’ considerations (NIAR 262-16) long established UK environmental requirements pre-dating EU legislation were discussed. Members asked for further examples, and while not exhaustive, this briefing note attempts to identify a number of these.

14.10.16
71/16

Northern Ireland’s fisheries sectors – background and possible ‘Brexit’ considerations
This briefing paper provides contextual information on the sea and inland fisheries sectors within Northern Ireland, as well as exploring potential considerations for the sectors following on from the UK referendum decision to leave the European Union on 23rd June.

14.10.16
70/16

Health and Social Care in NI - Areas of EU Competence, Action and Support - Potential Areas of Impact on Health and Social Care as a result of EU Referendum Decision
Health care systems in EU member states are a matter of national responsibility and in the UK health and social care is a devolved matter. Therefore health is not an area of major EU competence and the role of the EU is largely to support member states to effectively deliver related policy and services. However, the result of the EU
referendum is not without potential impact in the health field for Northern Ireland. This briefing paper looks generally at EU competence in the area of health and also focuses on a selected range of specific areas that will require negotiation and resolution in the light of the result of the EU Referendum.

13.10.16
66/16

Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector – background and possible ‘Brexit’ considerations
This briefing paper provides contextual information on the agriculture and food and drink processing sectors, as well as exploring potential considerations for the sectors following on from the UK referendum decision to leave the European Union on the 23rd June.

07.10.16
62/16

Non-EU UK Treaty Obligations: An Overview
This paper has been compiled to support the Committee for the Executive Office in its consideration of the potential impacts for Northern Ireland of UK withdrawal from the European Union.

05.10.16
58/16

Northern Ireland’s environment - background and potential ‘Brexit’ considerations 
This paper considers some of the areas under environment that
may be impacted by leaving the European Union. It does this by identifying some of the main EU legislation in each area and briefly outlining how the legislation is transposed in Northern Ireland. It also notes possible questions for DAERA and the UK Government in light of the considerations raised.

23.09.16
57/16

Public procurement after the European Union referendum
This Briefing Paper summarises key elements of the European-derived public procurement rules as they apply in Northern Ireland. It also briefly presents what is currently known about future procurement regulation following the European Union (EU) referendum.

22.09.16
47/16

Possible models for the UK-EU relationship post ‘Brexit’
The exact nature of the relationship the UK and the EU will end up with remains unclear at this time and will be subject to potentially complex and protracted negotiations. This paper provides an overview of some of the most commonly cited potential alternatives open to the UK and EU and whilst the ultimate outcome may directly mirror one of these models or individual features within them, there could equally be potential for a bespoke UK-EU model. For the purposes of this paper the focus is on how each of the potential relationship models impact on issues relating to the environment, agriculture and fisheries within the context of EU regulation and single market access.

09.09.16
34/16

The EU Referendum and Northern Ireland: Information Resources (updated 20 May 2016)
This purpose of this document, which may be updated as appropriate, is to provide Members with a list of information resources which address the potential impacts on Northern Ireland of a decision by the UK to leave the European Union. For political, economic, geographic and social reasons, these impacts might be expected to differ in important ways from the impact of withdrawal on other parts of the UK.

 25.03.16
 21/16

The EU referendum and potential implications for Northern Ireland This paper examines the debate surrounding the EU referendum and the potential implications of that vote on Northern Ireland, focusing on trade and investment. (Addendum to this paper published 26/05/17) 

 10.02.16

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