The National Security and Investment Bill 2019-21 was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019.
It was introduced in the House of Commons on 11 November 2020. Its Second Reading took place on 17 November 2020, with remaining stages scheduled for Wednesday 20 January 2021.
With a week to go until the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK and EU have agreed a deal covering their future relationship. This briefing gives a brief overview of what was agreed and next steps, and takes a look back at how we got here
The EU & UK have agreed how to fully implement the Northern Ireland Protocol, after coming to decisions in the EU-UK Joint Committee. The Joint Committee have agreed rules on how goods will move between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, including how they can avoid tariffs. These rules will come into force regardless if the EU & UK agree a future relationship or if there is "no deal" . The two sides have also agreed for some temporary grace periods for goods such as Agri-food and medicines, to give Northern Ireland businesses time to prepare for the new rules and checks.
With days left before the end of the Brexit transition period, it is still not clear if there will be a new UK-EU agreement in place when it ends. But some things will change whether or not there is a deal. This briefing sets out key changes and UK and EU preparations
This paper looks at the implications for UK-EU trade of the end of the Brexit transition period in both a deal and a no deal scenario. It also examines the changes which will occur, irrespective of whether there is a deal.