Brexit highlights—29 January 2021

Brexit highlights—29 January 2021

These Brexit highlights bring you a summary of the latest Brexit news and legislation updates from across a range of LexisNexis® practice areas, collated on 29 January 2021.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—Cabinet Office briefing examines support needed for traders

The Cabinet Office has published a release following a briefing with businesses to discuss continuing challenges that traders face and solutions to outstanding issues in light of the end of the Brexit transition period. The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, held a meeting of the Brexit Business Taskforce on 28 January 2021 'to reaffirm the government’s commitment to help companies adjust to new trading rules with the EU'.

See: LNB News 29/01/2021 25.

Brexit Bulletin—ESC reports on the Northern Ireland Protocol and EU climate policy

The European Scrutiny Committee (ESC) has published its 34th report on recent draft EU legislation and policy documents deposited in Parliament by the government. The ESC gauges the legal and political importance of each legislative proposal and, where appropriate, inquires further on its implications and/or recommends it for debate. Subjects identified as legally and/or politically important include EU financial support for regions and sectors impacted by the UK’s withdrawal, EU climate policy and how the EU electric vehicle battery Regulation will apply in Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement.

See: LNB News 26/01/2021 77.

Brexit Bulletin—EFRA launches urgent inquiry into border delays for meat and fish exports

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has launched an urgent inquiry into border delays for meat and fish exports since 1 January 2021. The inquiry will explore how the government can support meat and fish exporters, long and short term action plans for exports to the EU, and scrutinise the government's immediate response to disruptions over the past month. The EFRA Committee is also asking questions relating to UK preparedness for checking food imports from the EU and what lessons have been learnt from

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Holly joined LexisNexis in July 2014 and works primarily on the PSL Public Law module. Holly read law at university and qualified as a solicitor in private practice. Before starting her legal career, she gained experience working in local government and spent a year studying politics. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Holly worked in the Global Technology and Sourcing team at BP, supporting a variety of global procurement and compliance projects. Upon joining LexisPSL, she worked in the Commercial and LexisAsk teams before assisting with the development and launch of the PSL Public Law module. Holly looks after a number of core public law subject areas, including Brexit.