Brexit Blog

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1 March 2019

Brexit – take back control over your immigration status

As the UK hurtles ever closer to a possible cliff edge and the spectre of ‘no deal’ Brexit looms large in everyone’s minds, it is easy to feel we have no control over the direction we are heading in and the impact that may have on our lives. Those individuals who have obtained the right to live in the UK by virtue of their EU citizenship or their family relationship to an EU citizen can, however, take back control over their immigration status and rest a little easier in the weeks to come about at least one aspect of this quagmire.

Katie Newbury

28 February 2019

‘No deal’ is a backwards step for solving crime across borders

Shortly after the referendum result, I attended a meeting in Whitehall to which representatives of a wide range of criminal justice agencies had been invited. Our host, a policy official, told us that Brexit was to be viewed as an opportunity and asked us to identify the specific opportunities Brexit afforded us in our work. There was a stony silence; a tumbleweed moment. We all knew that, as the Institute for Government would later pithily observe, the UK would struggle to invent an arrangement on law enforcement co-operation with the EU that suits it better than the one it has now. What’s more, as matters stand, these arrangements will come to a grinding halt in little over a month. Where will that leave those agencies tasked with dealing with serious cross-border crime?

Alun Milford

22 February 2019

Brexit uncertainty pervades Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2019-20

The current uncertainty surrounding the terms of the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU, forces the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to admit that it had anticipated that  “the path ahead would be clearer” when preparing to publish the Annual Plan for 2019-20. “Whilst clarity is no doubt approaching, important details around the timing and nature of the UK’s exit from the EU remain unresolved.

Maya Silva

7 February 2019

Designs for a better future – is immigration the key to preserving the UK’s post-Brexit architecture sector?

The Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) have published a recent study outlining that the end of free movement post-Brexit could potentially jeopardise the UK’s £4.8 billion architecture sector as nearly half of EU architects have considered leaving.  However recent changes have been set in motion to help mitigate this by helping to attract new and upcoming talent in the sector.

25 January 2019

No deal Brexit and financial crime: proposed regulations published

The next in this series of our “no deal Brexit” blogs looks at the implications for measures tackling proceeds of crime. As politicians continue to wrangle over the future, one of the latest technical regulations designed to prepare for a no deal Brexit has been published – that which relates to policing and criminal justice - The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU exit) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations).

Jonathan Grimes

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