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A comprehensive and impartial assessment of the implications of Brexit for economic activity in the UK and the rest of the world.
Strategy report setting out the big future challenges for the EU – and Scotland’s contribution to that European future
"The European Parliament’s Spring 2019 Eurobarometer, conducted three months ahead of the European elections, shows continued strong support for the European Union. Despite the challenges of the past years - and in cases such as the ongoing debate surrounding Brexit possibly even because of it, the European sense of togetherness does not seem to have weakened."
The Environmental Audit Committee’s pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill identifies serious concerns with proposed legislation to protect the environment if the UK leaves the European Union. The Report describes the bill as lacking coherence, with many Government Departments exempted from their environmental responsibilities.
The argument that Britain needs to leave the European Union to reclaim its sovereignty is misguided says new paper, Britain, the EU and the Sovereignty Myth.
EU obligations: UK implementing legislation since 1993 / How much UK law implements EU obligations? This is virtually impossible to answer accurately, but approximate calculations can be made using law databases.
"It is crystal clear that the measures do not alter the fundamental legal effect of the backstop, as previously and correctly explained by the Attorney General. The backstop will endure indefinitely, unless and until superseded by another agreement, save in the extreme and unlikely event that in future negotiations the EU acts in bad faith in rejecting the UK’s demands."
Membership of the European Union has contributed to the economic prosperity of the United Kingdom. Uncertainty about the outcome of the referendum has already started to weaken growth in the United Kingdom. A UK exit (Brexit) would be a major negative shock to the UK economy, with economic fallout in the rest of the OECD, particularly other European countries.
"Our sector faces major challenges in accessing the right talent, skills and labour. As the Industrial Strategy states, the manufacturing sector is one of those most likely to need people skilled in science, technology, engineering and maths."
This week we’ve partnered with EEF on a new report ‘Navigating Brexit: the Migration Minefield’. The report highlights the need for clarity, simplicity and urgency in the Government’s messaging to stem the flow of EU citizens from the UK, taking their much needed skills with them.
This report identifies and then looksfurtherat the currentlymost prominent options (as at thestartof February2019) for the UK’s departure from the EU. In particularit considersthe current Withdrawal Agreement reached between the EU and the UK,together with the associated Political Declaration;and some of the alternatives, notably “no deal”,and choosing to remainin the EU.
All forms of Brexit are bad for health, but some are worse than others. This paper builds on our 2017 analysis using the WHO health system building blocks framework to assess the likely effects of Brexit on the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK.
Eighth Report of Session 2017–19
The UK’s decision to leave the EU, or ‘Brexit’ as its colloquially known, impact show the UK is perceived byother states, including its perceived reliability as a multilateral partner.
Half the UK’s food is imported: 30% comes from the EU, and another 11% comes from non-EU countries under the terms of trade deals negotiated by the EU. Being part of the EU customs union has meant food from the EU can be imported with no tariffs or customs barriers but, as part of leaving the EU, the Government has stated that the UK will be leaving the customs union.
We discuss the key potential upsides, possible risks and principal negotiating issues from both US and UK perspectives. We conclude that it is highly unlikely that a free trade deal between the US and the UK will be secured in the near term and that the likely potential benefits for British businesses are less than often suggested.
A report commissioned by Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland