Topic: Brexit

A round up of Brexit coverage



Oireachtas Review: December 2018

The latest in our series of Oireachtas reports covers what came before the Oireachtas as the year came to a close. Particularly important is the Local Government Bill. Other issues include Brexit, health costs, and abortion.

Ireland Briefing

Picking up the pieces

It may have been all but sidelined by central government during the past few years, but, says Janet Sillett, local government will be the one still delivering services and striving to do the best for communities after 29th March.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

LGiU Fortnightly 18th January: 2019, the year of the council (or maybe just Brexit)

What does 2019 hold for local government? Is this the year councils finally get the clarity they desperately need on social care and funding? Although Whitehall is distracted by Brexit, there are some glimmers of hope that other policies are still on the agenda – including the NHS 10 year plan and the Waste Strategy.…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast Blog

Charting our own course

2019 was supposed to be the year that we start to get some visibility on the way forward on some of our most intractable challenges but is that likely in a year that already looks to be consumed by Brexit, asks Jonathan Carr-West.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

The immigration white paper

The government’s white paper on immigration, published on December 19 2018, sets out how ministers see immigration controls operating from 2021. It is written on the assumption that the UK leaves the European Union at the end of March, with a transition period following until the end of 2020.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing

Oireachtas Review: November 2018

Water, abortion, broadband and local government were the main issues before the Oireachtas in November as the budget continued its way through the legislative process. This briefing outlines these bills and their outcomes.

Ireland Briefing

Brexit: identity, trust and governing the UK

Brexit has raised a whole series of wicked issues – and been a proxy for some others. When Brexit is settled – if Brexit will ever be settled – these issues will still be with us, writes Janet Sillett, whatever trade deal is negotiated or no deal or even no Brexit. Issues like identity, devolution,…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

England & Wales Briefing

LGiU Fortnightly 30th November: Brexit and Local Government

LGiU has been covering the Brexit negotiations from a local government perspective for the last two years – as the finish line approaches, what have we learnt and what should councils be doing to prepare for the impending change? And following the second meeting of LGiU’s Homelessness Commission, we discuss how homelessness is impacting upon…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog