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Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses – report published

The EU Justice Committee publishes its report Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses. The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee publishes its report into what alternative plans the Government has to replace the loss of EU Regulations which govern …

Read more Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 15:43

Government still unclear on trade after Brexit

The International Trade Committee’s first report identifies central issues for the Government to resolve as it prepares to trigger Brexit negotiations. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: UK trade options beyond 2019 …

Read more Friday, 10 March 2017, 9:57

Productivity in the UK – Report from UK Parliament

The briefing provides latest statistics on UK productivity including breakdowns by sector and region/country of the UK. It also explains why productivity is important to growth, the public finances and living standards, analyses whether the stagnation in productivity is temporary …

Read more Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:28

Deal or No Deal on EU – What a Hard Brexit Could Mean

MPs will debate further amendments to the Brexit bill today (8th February) – allowing Article 50 to be triggered. The government has promised Parliament a say on the final deal that comes back from the EU. However, some are saying it …

Read more Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 8:43

Brexit White Paper

The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union White Paper This White Paper confirms the Prime Minister’s vision of an independent, truly global UK and an ambitious future relationship with the EU. On 17 January 2017 …

Read more Friday, 3 February 2017, 10:03

A guide to the EU budget

This note considers the EU’s spending and how it is financed. Jump to full report >> In 2015 the EU spent €140 billion. This is equivalent to around 1% of national income across the EU’s Member States. The majority of …

Read more Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:12

The UK’s contribution to the EU budget

This note considers how much the UK contributes to the EU budget and how much it receives back. Potential payments to the EU on or after Brexit are also discussed. Jump to full report >> As a member of the …

Read more Monday, 30 January 2017, 16:40

The Single Market, Citizens’ Rights, and UK Economy

This House of Lords Library briefing will examine the impact on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK of the UK’s decision to formally withdraw from the EU. It will also consider the arguments regarding the UK’s future …

Read more Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:19

Brexit and those currently exercising free movement rights

For as long as the UK remains a Member State of the European Union, it is subject to laws guaranteeing EU citizens the right to free movement throughout the Union. British citizens will continue to enjoy EU citizenship until the …

Read more Friday, 20 January 2017, 12:03

European Union in 2017: Background Information

This House of Lords Library briefing provides background information about EU member states, identifies key election dates in member states in 2017 when the European Council is due to meet and lists the individuals who are current members of the …

Read more Thursday, 19 January 2017, 9:22