Brexit

A round up of Brexit coverage

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Brexit preparedness: Perspectives from Brexit Lead Officers

This briefing brings together notes from recent LGIU Brexit Network meetings and provides an enlightening snapshot of the current state of preparedness within the sector, and of the challenges local government faces in ensuring a smooth exit from the EU on January 1st.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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The IFS 2020 Green Budget

IFS 2020 Green Budget covers the outlook for the economy and public finances, options for the upcoming spending review, what is referred to as the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda (understood as redressing spatial inequalities) and what could be done to reform working-age social security.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Brexit: Schools update

Provides an update on DfE guidance for England on the implications of Brexit for schools and further education.

England & Wales Briefing
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Brexit Update October 2020

The end of the transition period is imminent. What does the current uncertainty mean for councils’ trying to plan for it at the same time as dealing with Covid-19 and mounting financial pressures? We look at the key issues here for local government.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Cross border family law and migrant children after the transition period

From the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), the current EU regulatory framework for cross border family law cases is likely to cease as the UK will need to rely on international conventions rather than EU law. This affects children of EU citizens in the UK (and children of UK citizens in EU…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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EU-UK future relationship: negotiation endgame

What are the remaining negotiation issues between the EU and the UK? We look here at the endgame for the negotiations, the related debate on the UK internal market, and questions surrounding the end of the transition.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Central government needs to stand back

As the country faces the fall-out from Brexit, a second wave and limited funding for councils, Jonathan Carr-West predicts doom and gloom this autumn if central government doesn’t stand back and allow local government to take the lead in his latest column for the Municipal Journal.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog

Could a regional immigration system be used to address labour shortages in rural areas?

A new points based immigration is coming to the UK soon. What effect will that have on labour shortages in critical service areas like care or tourism outside of major cities? Could a New Zealand-style system be part of the answer? Cameron Boyle from the Immigration Advice Service explores the issues.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Project Ireland 2040: Building Ireland’s future?

In this briefing, we examine the background and evolution of Project Ireland 2040, progress on its implementation to date and the possible impact on its future delivery of Brexit, Covid-19 and the Programme for Government, entitled “Our Shared Future”.

Ireland Briefing
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EU-UK future relationship: impact of Covid-19

The UK’s exit from the transition period will bring significant change, with or without a new deal. Local government will have to contend with managing the continuing and unpredictable Covid-19 situation, the recovery, and the Brexit changeover simultaneously. We summarise the state of negotiations and the potential impact on councils.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing