A review of evidence about opportunities, challenges and risks to the North East economy and its key sectors with recommendations for action.
Internal EU27 preparatory discussions on the future relationship: "Level playing field" [PDF] 14/01/2020
'These slides are for presentational and information purposes only and we represented to the Council Working Party (Article 50) on 14 January 2020. The contents are without prejudice to discussions on the future relationship.'
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the government will not be able to support all affected industries. Against a backdrop of steeply deteriorating public finances, the government will be forced into impossible choices about which businesses and industries to save. Without clear principles, the fight over subsidies will be swamped by politics.
Services Priorities for a Future U.S.-UK Trade Agreement [report, PDF] - Coalition of Services Industries [US]
This paper considers only trade in services between the United States and the UK in the context of the latter’s anticipated departurefrom the EU and identifies priorities for any future legal arrangement governing U.S.-UK trade in services. / "Many American services suppliers chose the UK as their European headquarters in order to benefit from operating inside the EU Single Market."
Brexit could have major implications for health and social care in England. Here we look at some of the latest developments that could have an impact.
The aim of this briefing is to describe what happens under WTO rules if there is ‘no deal’.
The UK economy is 2.9 per cent smaller than it would be ... model also shows that the biggest victim of the Brexit vote has been business investment, while the weaker pound has failed to foster the big gains in exports that some Brexiters hoped for.
As the uncertainty around the UK's withdrawal from the EU continues, Talha Burki reports on the potential implications for supplies of drugs.
The BMA has repeatedly warned that a 'no deal' Brexit will have damaging consequences for patients, the health workforce and health services across the UK and Europe. From the supply of medicines and patient access to care, to Northern Ireland and the impact on the health workforce: no part of the health service will be left unscathed.
Faux Research in the Service of Ideological Deceit during the 2016 EU Referendum Campaign: The Legal Surreality of Leave’s “Sovereignty” Statistics - Michael Dougan
No deal Brexit: issues, impact, implications 03/09/2019
The report shows that no deal will not “get Brexit done” rather, it will usher in a period of prolonged uncertainty for citizens, workers and businesses, which is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, our new report, No deal Brexit: issues, impacts, implications, reveals.
Leaving the EU without a deal threatens health and the NHS in many ways, but the scale of the threat remains unclear. / We propose a framework that could be the basis for the comprehensive health impact assessment to inform politicians and the public. / The government’s claims that it is prepared for no deal are implausible and, at best, might mitigate some of the worst consequences.
"Rules of origin are the complex requirements that determine whether or not a product is produced ‘locally’ in the UK or the EU – its economic nationality. If it is not deemed to be sufficiently British, it may not qualify for these preferential tariff rates"
No Deal could put more than 50% of UK farms out of business - New report launches 'Farmers for a People's Vote'.
When MPs return to Parliament after the summer recess there will be less than two months until 31 October – the date the UK is set to leave the EU. / MPs looking to make their voices heard will have far fewer opportunities to do so this time around than they had in the run-up to the end of March this year, when the former prime minister was trying to pass her withdrawal agreement.
Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: Implementing the Commission’s Contingency Action Plan - European Commission 19/12/2018
This Communication explains the measures that the Commission adopted today, 19 December 2018, in response to that call, together with other crucial steps in the implementation of its Contingency Action Plan.
While tariffs are widely eliminated in regional trade agreements, genuine market integration requires addressing non-tariff measures (NTMs)
The so-called Most Favoured Nation (MFN) clause contained in several of the EU’s existing trade agreements, could also limit the extent of concessions granted by Brussels to the UK. / This Briefing Paper explains what the MFN clause is and why it could be problematic for the UK. It maps out which EU agreements contain MFN clauses, their scope and the various exceptions they contain.
MAJOR NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT BRITAIN HAS MOVED EVEN FURTHER ON BREXIT: 422 of 632 constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain) now have majority support for remain.
Our analysis indicates that a UK-China FTA will be neither easy nor clearly advanta-geous for the UK.
UNCTAD World Investment Report 2019 [pdf] 12/06/2019
(See Chapter 1, p4 for FDI figures for various countries, including the UK, in 2017 and 2018.)
142 areas impacted by Brexit in study conducted in autumn 2017 but never published. This document released by Brexit select committee on 20 June 2019 after a member of the public obtained the document in an FoI. Brexit committee's requests for the document were previously rebuffed.