Brexit highlights—7 May 2020

Brexit highlights—7 May 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 7 May 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

‘Deadlines concentrate minds’, UK’s Gove says, ruling out Brexit extension

The UK has no intention of delaying the next stage of Brexit, minister Michael Gove reiterated on 5 May 2020, saying that talks will advance because ‘deadlines concentrate minds’. Addressing lawmakers in the House of Lords, Gove said that difficulties in areas from fisheries to financial services were ‘political rather than technical in most cases’, and that a deal with the EU could be reached by the 31 December 2020 deadline.

See News Analysis: ‘Deadlines concentrate minds’, UK’s Gove says, ruling out Brexit extension.

Brexit Bulletin—UKTF technical note presses for detail on UK implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol​

The European Commission has published a technical note on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol to the Withdrawal Agreement, issued by the Commission’s Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom (UKTF). The technical note was sent to the European Parliament and Council on 30 April 2020 and coincided with the first meeting of the Specialised Committee on the implementation and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which is tasked with facilitating the implementation and application of the Protocol and making recommendations on its operation to the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee. In the note, the Commission repeats its calls on the UK for immediate action and engagement on the technical implementation of the Protocol, requesting details and timelines for implementation of key measures as a matter of urgency, so that stakeholders have time to prepare in advance for measures entering into force on 1 January 2021.

See: LNB News 04/05/2020 72.

Brexit Bulletin—Commons Committee Chairs request updates on scrutiny of the Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee

Nine House of Commons Committee Chairs have written a joint letter calling for increased

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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.