Brexit highlights—2 October 2020

Brexit highlights—2 October 2020

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 2 October 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources (September 2020)

We have published an update to our Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources. The latest edition includes commentary and updates on key transition priorities including negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship, implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, domestic preparation and contingency planning, plus updates on the Brexit legislation pipeline including the UK Internal Market Bill.

See: LNB News 30/09/2020 80.

Brexit Bulletin—‘outlines of an agreement’ in sight, but ‘serious divergences’ remain in future UK-EU relationship negotiations

In remarks following the final scheduled round of talks on the future UK-EU relationship, the UK and EU have reported continued deadlock on core issues. Once again, both sides reported constructive discussions and positive progress in some technical areas, but they also highlighted considerable differences on their respective red lines. EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, said there remain ‘persistent serious divergences’ in level playing field, governance and fisheries. UK chief negotiator, Lord Frost, while admitting ‘differences remain’, considered ‘the outlines of an agreement are visible’. Talks are expected to continue, with a video conference call between European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, scheduled for 3 September 2020 to take stock and agree next steps.

See: LNB News 02/10/2020 92.

Brexit Bulletin—EU sends formal notice to UK for Withdrawal Agreement breach

The European Commission has sent a letter of formal notice to the UK for breach of the Withdrawal Agreement, following the government’s refusal to withdraw certain provisions of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, which completed its Commons Stages in Parliament on 29 September 2020 before progressing to the House of Lords for further consideration. The UK government has acknowledged that the provisions at issue are

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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.