On 3 December the Leader of the House announced the provisional date for the second reading of the Taxation (Post-Transition Period) Bill 2019-21 would be 9 December 2020. To date the Bill has not been published.
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019 was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 14 October 2019 and published on 21 October 2019. Second Reading of the Bill in the House of Commons is scheduled for Tuesday 22 October 2019.
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 provides for the ratification and implementation of the WA treaty.
The following House of Commons Library publications provide a guide to The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019 broken down by subject area.
These will be updated throughout the week.
[Note: These publications refer to the previous European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (October 2019). They do not relate to the bill presented to Parliament on 19 December 2019. Readers should be aware that there are significant differences between the two bills.]
The future relationship negotiations
The transition period
Citizens’ rights provisions
Workers’ rights provision
The financial settlement
Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol
Help for Members of Parliament and their staff
In addition to writing and updating published papers as bills go through Parliament, the House of Commons Library can assist Members of Parliament and their staff with individual enquiries about bills, particularly on the policy background.
The Public Bill Office (PBO) supports public bill committees. The staff working in the PBO can advise Members of Parliament on tabling amendments to bills and on the drafting of Private Members’ Bills.
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 creates a five year period between general elections. Early elections may only be held in specified circumstances. A joint committee has been appointed to undertake a statutory review of the Act and undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of Government proposals to repeal the Act.
This is a reading list of publications on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and future UK-EU relations from library, research services and committees of the UK and devolved parliaments and assemblies.