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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.