Brexit Highlights 29 October – 4 November 2018

Policy options for future migration from the European Economic Area: Interim report: Government Response to the Committee’s Eighth Report was published.

– A new policy paper – Amendments to tax legislation to reflect EU exit – was published.

– The European Scrutiny Committee (House of Commons) produced a new report – Forty-first Report of Session 2017–19

– The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee B) [House of Lords] published a new report – Proposed Negative Statutory Instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, Draft Markets in Financial Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Correspondence: Delegated legislation under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 was published by the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (House of Lords).

– The Home Office & UK Visas and Immigration published updated guidance – EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance; a new corporate report – EU Settlement Scheme private beta 1; updated promotional material – EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit   

– The HM Revenue & Customs produced new guidance – Partnership pack: preparing for changes at the UK border after a ‘no deal’ EU exit

– The HM Treasury published new guidance – Draft EU Exit SIs for investment funds and their managers; Draft Trade Repositories (Amendment and Transitional Provision) (EU exit) Regulations 2018

– A new inquiry – Global Britain: The future of UK sanctions policy inquiry – was launched.

– A new post was published on the National Assembly for Wales Research Service blog In Brief – Equality and human rights in Wales after Brexit: an update

– A new post was published on the Welsh Brexit blog – A Canada v Norway second vote: a way out of impasse?

– A new post was published on the Monckton Brexit blog – Government publishes regulations to reform the UK competition regime in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit

– New articles were published on the European Futures website – Solving the autonomy conundrum: Can the UK avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland without subjecting itself to EU judges?; Brexit and rights of third-country nationals under EU internal market freedoms; The legal nature of the withdrawal agreement

– A new post was published on the European law blog – “Does the principle of the autonomy of the EU legal order allow for a Member State to revoke the notification of its withdrawal from the EU?”

– A new Brexit-related post was posted on the website – BREXIT: UK employers must check EU citizens’ right to work in UK

– New posts were published on the UK in a changing Europe website – The Withdrawal Agreement: what is it, why is it so important, and why is it proving so difficult to secure?; What options are (still) on the table for the UK? Can Canada-plus or EEA membership deliver the government’s objectives?

– Brexit Brits Abroad and the UK in a Changing Europe published a report – What Does Freedom of Movement: Mean to British Citizens Living in the EU27?

– New Brexit-related articles were published on the Free Movement blog – Brexit: what was the right to work checks debacle really about?; Immigration minister throws settled status of EU citizens into confusion

–  A new publication – Negotiating Brexit: Where Now? – was published. The aim of the publication is to ‘collect the perspectives from the EU side on the state of the negotiations, what progress needs to be made, and what the future holds as the clock ticks towards 29 March 2019. It has been produced as part of a wider research project, “Negotiating Brexit: national governments, EU institutions and the UK”.’

– Jess Sargeant, Alan Renwick and Meg Russell from the Constitution Unit and the University College London produced a new report – The Mechanics of a Further Referendum on Brexit


New Brexit-themed articles were published in the Law Society gazette and Family Law:

  • Max Walters, ‘’No-deal’ extradition fears’ (29 October 2018) L.S.G. 4.
  • Nigel Lowe QC (Hon) and David Hodson OBE, ‘The UK’s family law prospective position on fully leaving the EU’ (November 2018) 48 Fam. Law 1391–1399.

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