Brexit Highlights 21 – 27 October 2019

– The Department for Exiting the European Union updated its policy paper – EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

– The Regulatory Policy Committee and Department for Exiting the European Union produced new research – European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: RPC opinion

– The Cabinet Office, The Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, The Rt Hon Alister Jack MP, and The Rt Hon Julian Smith MP published a new policy paper – European Union (Withdrawal) Act and Common Frameworks report

– The European Union Committee (House of Lords) published a new report – Brexit: the financial settlement

– The European Scrutiny Committee (House of Commons) produced a new report – First Report of Session 2019–20

– The Foreign & Commonwealth Office published new guidance – Chemical weapons sanctions: guidance

– The Ofqual and Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment published new guidance – Referencing the Regulated Qualifications Framework to the European Qualifications Framework

– The Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration published a new impact assessment – Impact assessment of European Temporary Leave to Remain

– No-deal and other Brexit-related sets of guidance were updated – Fluorinated gases and ozone-depleting substances: how to do business if there’s a no-deal Brexit; Providing healthcare for overseas visitors from the EEA and Switzerland: information for primary care staff; The government’s guarantee for EU-funded programmes if there’s no Brexit deal; Statutory Instruments relating to Brexit; Post Brexit: Financial sanctions – Guidance; Brexit and company law: legislative and practical changes to the UK company law framework if the UK leaves the EU with no deal; Brexit: preparations for further education and apprenticeship providers

– The House of Commons Library published new research briefings and blog posts – Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Sovereignty, special status and the Withdrawal Agreement; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Citizens’ rights; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Implementing the transition period; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: The financial settlement; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Protection for workers’ rights; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Parliament’s role in the future UK-EU relationship; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Ratifying the Withdrawal Agreement; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: Implications for devolved institutions; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland; Brexit deal: A guide to the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration; Brexit reading list: no deal; Brexit: devolved legislature business; Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union; Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies; European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20; Brexit: the financial settlement

– The National Assembly for Wales produced a new report – Negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Special Edition EU Council Summit

– Two new Brexit-related the Council of the European Union decisions were published – Council decision amending Decision (EU) 2019/274 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community; Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community

– The European Parliament resolution of 18 September 2019 on the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union was published.

– The European Parliamentary Research Service produced new blog posts – Outcome Of The European Council (Article 50) Meeting On 17 October 2019; The Revised Brexit Deal: What Has Changed And Next Steps?

– A new article was published on the Free Movement blog – Home Office admits double counting in the EU settlement statistics

– The following analysis was published on the Monckton Brexit blog – What’s (or what’s not) in the Johnson draft Withdrawal Agreement Bill?

– A new article was published on the Allen & Overy blog – Can the UK Government keep its promise that the UK will leave the EU on 31 October?

– A new post was published on the Norton Rose Fulbright blog – The EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

– A new article was posted on the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer blog – No deal Brexit: tax issues for corporate treasurers

– New articles were published on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – The Withdrawal Agreement Bill is a victory for Ireland. But what of Britain?; The new Irish Protocol could lead to the indefinite jurisdiction of the EU Court of Justice within the UK

– A new article was published on the UCL Constitution Unit blog – Parliament, spin and the accurate reporting of Brexit

– A new article was published on the EU Law Analysis blog – The Withdrawal Agreement Implementation Bill

– New articles were published on the UK in a Changing Europe website, including the following – Legislating for EU withdrawal: do the devolved institutions really have ‘no role’?; The continued role for EU law in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill; Law-making in the UK post-exit, who gets to call the shots?; What price Brexit: is it worth the constitution?; A step-by-step guide to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill; Withdrawal Agreement Bill: serious, complicated and requiring thorough scrutiny; Even with a deal, even with an election, these Brexit questions will still need to be answered; No Brexit deal can represent the “will of the people” without women in the negotiations; The pitfalls of driving a hard bargain

– New Brexit-related articles were published on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog – Mike Gordon: The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Parliamentary Sovereignty, Continuity and Novelty; Benedict Douglas: Brexit as a Revolutionary Constitutional Moment; Adam Tucker: A First Critical Look at the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill; Tanzil Chowdhury: Miller (No 2), the Principle-isation of Ministerial Accountability and Military Deployments

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY

– New Brexit-related articles were published in the European State Aid Law Quarterly; European Law Review:

Totis Kotsonis, ‘State Aid Regulation after Brexit’ (2019) 18 (3) EStAL 301–312.

Eleanor Spaventa, ‘Mice or Horses? British Citizens in the EU 27 after Brexit as “Former EU Citizens”’ (October 2019) 5 E.L.Rev. 589–604.

Federico Fabbrini and Rebecca Schmidt, ‘The Composition of the European Parliament in Brexit Times: Changes and Challenges’ (October 2019) 5 E.L.Rev. 711–725.

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