The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Summary and implementation

An overview of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill to implement it.

Background to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement

  • A brief overview of what was agreed and next steps, and a look back at how we got here.

  • A timeline of the major events leading up to the EU referendum.

  • The EU-UK Joint Committee agreed rules on how goods will move between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, including how they can avoid tariffs.

  • The October 2019 EU UK Withdrawal Agreement and how it compares to the one negotiated by Theresa May's Government in November 2018.

Cross-cutting issues

  • The potential short-term and long-term implications for the UK economy of the end of the Brexit transition period.

  • An overview of the rules which affect getting divorced where there is a cross-border element, including divorces involving residents or nationals of EU Member States.

  • On 24 December 2020 the Prime Minister announced that the UK would no longer participate in Erasmus+ and would develop its own replacement programme - the Turing Scheme.

  • The Fisheries Bill 2019-21 [HL] provides a framework for fisheries management as the UK is no longer part of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

  • Information about mobile roaming charges for UK customers after the end of the Brexit transition period.

  • New rules for pet travel came into force on 1 January 2021.

Research on Brexit and the EU

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