No-deal Brexit

The UK-EU future relationship negotiations: Transport

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 12:03am

It will last until 31 December 2020 unless both sides agree to an extension to complete negotiations.

Key Points: 
  • It will last until 31 December 2020 unless both sides agree to an extension to complete negotiations.
  • Alongside the WA in October 2019, the UK and the EU agreed a Political Declaration (PD) setting out the framework for the future relationship between the two.
  • The two main issues are aviation and international road transport, particularly haulage.
  • More policy background on how EU law affects UK transport policy and the potential implications of the UKs exit can be found in Commons Library briefing paper Brexit and Transport, CBP 7633, November 2018.

Close UK-EU cooperation needed in financial services after Brexit

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:02am

As part of its review of financial services after Brexit, the Committee took evidence from the financial regulators, insurers, bankers, asset managers, academics, representatives from industry bodies and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen MP.

Key Points: 
  • As part of its review of financial services after Brexit, the Committee took evidence from the financial regulators, insurers, bankers, asset managers, academics, representatives from industry bodies and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen MP.
  • Evidence gathered by the Committee emphasises the need to stabilise the future UK-EU relationship in financial services whilst also making the most of the opportunities after Brexit.
  • The Government should delegate more powers to the financial regulators after Brexit, to give the UKs regulatory regime more flexibility and increase its ability to respond to changes.
  • The UK should take a leadership role in promoting international cooperation in financial services after Brexit by promoting global standards.

Close UK-EU cooperation needed in financial services after Brexit

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 1:02pm

As part of its review of financial services after Brexit, the Committee took evidence from the financial regulators, insurers, bankers, asset managers, academics, representatives from industry bodies and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen MP.

Key Points: 
  • As part of its review of financial services after Brexit, the Committee took evidence from the financial regulators, insurers, bankers, asset managers, academics, representatives from industry bodies and the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, John Glen MP.
  • Evidence gathered by the Committee emphasises the need to stabilise the future UK-EU relationship in financial services whilst also making the most of the opportunities after Brexit.
  • The Government should delegate more powers to the financial regulators after Brexit, to give the UKs regulatory regime more flexibility and increase its ability to respond to changes.
  • The UK should take a leadership role in promoting international cooperation in financial services after Brexit by promoting global standards.

2020 CJEU Judgments in Summary

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:00pm

House of Commons Library

Key Points: 
  • House of Commons Library

    This briefing paper summarises a selection of Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) judgments from 2020.

  • The cases included were chosen because they clarify or advance an aspect of primary EU law or secondary EU law of general interest, or because they address a point of EU law that is relevant to the Brexit/Future Relationship negotiations.
  • The briefing is organised first by subject area of EU law, and secondly by date of the relevant judgments.
  • At this time, it includes a selection of cases ruled upon between 1 January 2020 and 29 February 2020.

Environment Secretary on the record: EU access to UK waters

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:02pm

At 10.00am Wednesday 4th March 2020, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.

Key Points: 
  • At 10.00am Wednesday 4th March 2020, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.
  • The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    The EU and UK are aiming to negotiate what access EU fleets will have to UK fishing waters by 1 July this year.
  • The negotiations are a key part of the wider Brexit Deal, as the EU may want a trade deal subject to keeping fishing access the same as it is now.
  • The Secretary of State, who has previously given evidence to the Committee for its Brexit: Fisheries report, will represent the Government as the Committee explores important negotiating factors including:
    Whether the UK will apply new working conditions, such as remote electronic monitoring, to EU fleets

Statement on the future relationship with the EU

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:02pm

Michael Gove updates the House on the future relationship ofthe UK and the EU after Brexit, whichtook placeon 31 January 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Michael Gove updates the House on the future relationship ofthe UK and the EU after Brexit, whichtook placeon 31 January 2020.
  • Mr Gove told the House that over the next 9 months the Government will negotiate a new relationship with the EU, "based on free trade and friendly cooperation".
  • He said that the Governments plans are set out in their policy paper, 'Our approach to the Future Relationship with the EU '.
  • "We want the best possible trading relationship with the EU, but in pursuit of a deal we will not trade away out sovereignty."

Statement on the future relationship with the EU

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:02pm

Michael Gove updates the House on the future relationship ofthe UK and the EU after Brexit, whichtook placeon 31 January 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Michael Gove updates the House on the future relationship ofthe UK and the EU after Brexit, whichtook placeon 31 January 2020.
  • Mr Gove told the House that over the next 9 months the Government will negotiate a new relationship with the EU, "based on free trade and friendly cooperation".
  • He said that the Governments plans are set out in their policy paper, 'Our approach to the Future Relationship with the EU '.
  • "We want the best possible trading relationship with the EU, but in pursuit of a deal we will not trade away out sovereignty."

Environment Secretary on the record: EU access to UK waters

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 1:02pm

At 10.00am Wednesday 4th March 2020, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.

Key Points: 
  • At 10.00am Wednesday 4th March 2020, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster.
  • The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    The EU and UK are aiming to negotiate what access EU fleets will have to UK fishing waters by 1 July this year.
  • The negotiations are a key part of the wider Brexit Deal, as the EU may want a trade deal subject to keeping fishing access the same as it is now.
  • The Secretary of State, who has previously given evidence to the Committee for its Brexit: Fisheries report, will represent the Government as the Committee explores important negotiating factors including:
    Whether the UK will apply new working conditions, such as remote electronic monitoring, to EU fleets

Constitutional implications of the Withdrawal Agreement legislation

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:03am

House of Commons Library

Key Points: 
  • House of Commons Library

    The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 at 11pm GMT with a ratified Withdrawal Agreement.

  • The changes brought about by Brexit have been implemented predominantly through the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.
  • This briefing paper explains the constitutional and legal implications of those two Acts, taken together, and what it means for the next part of the Brexit process.
  • It focuses especially on the relationship between two Acts of the UK Parliament: the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA) and the EuropeanUnion (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (WAA).

Industry leaders questioned on financial services after Brexit

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:03am

The EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee hears evidence from UK financial services practitioners on the future of financial services after Brexit.

Key Points: 
  • The EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee hears evidence from UK financial services practitioners on the future of financial services after Brexit.
  • Wednesday26 February 2020 in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
    What measures have you already taken to prepare for Brexit?
  • How important are the EU's equivalence decisions for your business?
  • Should the UK take a different approach to financial regulation after Brexit?