Brexit Blog

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14 December 2018

Pigs in blankets shortage - how Brexit is threatening to ruin Christmas lunch

Following my blog about labour shortages in the agricultural industry, the government has now announced that it will be launching a “seasonal workers” visa pilot scheme.  The aim of this visa is to enable fruit and vegetable farmers to employ non-EU workers for seasonal work, for up to 6 months at a time.  But has the Government overlooked a crucial issue by limiting this new visa to horticulture workers? 

Josephine Burnett

12 December 2018

Judicial review and secondary legislation: What power does the court have to fix broken legislation?

In the fourth post in our Public Law team’s blog series, Emily Carter examines the powers of the court to review the hundreds of pieces of secondary legislation being swiftly created in preparation for Brexit.

Emily Carter

27 November 2018

GDPR and Brexit: the draft withdrawal agreement and data transfers from the EU

International transfers of personal data are instantaneous and constant. Everyday business functions such as uploading data files to the cloud or sending emails potentially involve transferring personal data across international borders. This is particularly relevant in today’s global economy where business functions are often outsourced overseas for operational and cost efficiencies.

Andrew Solomon

16 November 2018

#Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: transitional arrangements for the European Arrest Warrant

The draft agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union was presented to the House of Commons on 14 November 2018. It included, under Title V, provisions for on-going police and judicial co-operation.

Rebecca Niblock

12 November 2018

Global Britain: The Future of UK Sanctions Policy

Sanctions under scrutiny
The House of Commons Foreign Affairs committee has launched an inquiry into the future of UK sanctions policy to “explore and evaluate” different options for the UK’s approach to sanctions policy after leaving the EU.

In launching the inquiry the committee underlines that “Sanctions are an essential instrument of foreign policy, enabling the Government to penalise rogue regimes and human rights abusers around the world, and to combat the influence of so-called dirty money here in the UK.”

Ed Smyth

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