Covid-19 Pressure Points: Coronavirus Act formally on the statute books

The post below was first published on our Public Law blog. Following our briefing paper of Monday 23 March 2020 (see here), the Coronavirus Bill has now passed through all stages in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and is now on the statute books as the “Coronavirus Act 2020” after … Read more

Covid-19 Pressure Points: UK Coronavirus Bill

The Covid-19 outbreak is causing substantial disruption to the daily lives of people around the world, and is putting considerable strain on the UK’s healthcare infrastructure. It also has the potential to be a shock to the UK’s economic system, and will impact business of all sizes and across sectors. This is a fast-moving crisis, … Read more

First EU draft of the Future Relationship

A first EU draft of the Future Relationship between the UK and the EU has emerged.  It is a Commission draft that has been sent to Member States and the European Parliament for consultation (available here) and may therefore change considerably.  The UK government had announced that it would produce a draft in time for … Read more

UK sets out mandate for trade negotiations with USA

This post was first published on our Brexit Notes blog. Today, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) published its proposed approach to the future relationship negotiations with the USA. It is anticipated that the negotiations between the two countries will begin this month. The talks will be led from the UK side by Crawford … Read more

UK Government sets out mandate for future EU-UK relationship

This post was first published on our Brexit Notes blog. Today, the UK Government presented to Parliament its mandate for the negotiations on the future relationship with the EU. The mandate states that the parameters for the future relationship are set out in the UK/EU Political Declaration agreed in October 2019 and that a Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (“CFTA”) should be at … Read more

European Council approves mandate for future EU-UK relationship

This post was first published on our Brexit Notes blog.  Today, the European Council authorised the opening of the negotiations and negotiating directives on the future relationship with the UK. The latter sets out the mandate for the future negotiations for the European Commission in its role as Union negotiator and covers all areas to be covered in the … Read more