Brexit highlights—25 September 2020

Brexit highlights—25 September 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 25 September 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—agenda for ninth round of future UK-EU relationship talks published

The UK and EU have published the agenda for the ninth round of negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship, taking place in Brussels between 29 September and 2 October 2020. The next round continues to focus on the core areas of divergence in the talks including level playing field, governance and fisheries. It also includes sessions on trade in goods, services and investment, law enforcement and judicial co-operation, energy and transport, as well as sessions on mobility and social security co-ordination, and participation in EU programmes. This is the final round of talks in the amended schedule of negotiations, which will follow the meeting of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on 28 September 2020. With both sides targeting an October cut-off for a deal, progress on the remaining legal, technical and political issues in both sets of talks is critical in order to agree, finalise and implement all the necessary arrangements under discussion before the end of the transition period.

See: Ninth round of future relationship negotiations: 29 September–2 October 2020.

Brexit Bulletin—preparing for the ‘reasonable worst case scenario’ at the end of transition

With 100 days until the end of the Brexit transition period, and crunch talks taking place on the implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement and future UK-EU relationship, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Michael Gove, has given a statement to Parliament on preparations for the end of transition. In the statement, Gove cited warnings discussed in Parliament in recent days regarding the reality and potential consequences of a lack of business preparedness for changes taking effect on 1 January 2021, regardless whether there is a deal between

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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.