Brexit highlights—9 October 2020

Brexit highlights—9 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 9 October 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—GB-EU Border Operating Model updated in preparation for end of transition

The government has published a revised version of its GB-EU Border Operating Model providing further detail on plans set out in the original model published on 13 July 2020. The updated model includes further details on the phasing in of customs controls and regulations for the movement of goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2021. The announcement of the updated model focuses on actions that traders, businesses and individuals will need to take to prepare for changes taking effect after the Brexit transition period ends, whether there is a deal with the EU or not. The updated guidance is said to follow extensive engagement and £705m in investment for new border infrastructure, technology and recruitment to ensure that GB-EU border systems and infrastructure are 'fully operational' at the end of the transition period. The focus on preparation by traders follows previous publication of the government’s ‘reasonable worst case scenario’ at the border, if trader readiness does not improve. The updated model does not cover Northern Ireland, which is subject to separate arrangements being put in place in accordance with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

See: LNB News 08/10/2020 98.

Brexit Bulletin—EU calls on UK to 'put its cards on the table' as clock is ticking

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and President of the European Council, Charles Michel, have recognised 'some progress' made in recent weeks on the future UK-EU relationship negotiations, while acknowledging 'significant areas of difference', particularly on fisheries. Both sides have instructed their chief negotiators to 'work intensively in the coming days' towards bridging those gaps. With limited time available to agree and ratify a deal to enter into force by 1

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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.