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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.
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.
(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.
As the EU referendum grows ever closer, Lord Darzi, Elias Mossialos and colleagues seek to redress a lack of evidence on the role of the union on our health system.
The financial settlement - often labeled the 'exit bill' or 'divorce bill' - sets out how the UK and EU will settle their outstanding financial commitments to each other.
Fishers have wholeheartedly supported leaving the EU, believing that it and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) have been the cause of the difficulties that their industry has experienced in the last four decades, difficulties that many continue to suffer.
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."