Tyler Woollard
Tyler Woollard

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  • Brexit Bulletin—second meeting of the Specialised Committee on Citizen’s Rights
    on August 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    On 6 August 2020, the UK and EU held the second Specialised Committee on Citizen’s Rights meeting, with the EU and UK delegations meeting via video conference. The Committee was established by the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) and tasked with the implementation and application of the Citizens’ Rights part of the WA for UK nationals in the EU and EU citizens in the UK.

  • Latest Financial Stability Report sets out FPC’s views and priorities for the financial system
    on August 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Bank of England (BoE) has published its quarterly Monetary Policy Report alongside its Financial Stability Report for August 2020, together with a record of Financial Policy Committee (FPC) meetings held on 29 July and 3 August 2020. The documents summarise the impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the UK economy and financial stability, and the steps that the BoE and FPC are taking to keep interest rates low and ensure the financial system can support UK households and businesses. The Financial Stability Report also discusses the FPC’s views on Brexit, Libor and payments innovation.

  • Cyprus rejects EU-Canada trade agreement
    on August 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    It has been reported that Cyprus’ Parliament has voted against ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada on the basis that it does not adequately protect Cypriot goods such as halloumi cheese. Opponents of the agreement also argued that the trade deal would adversely affect smaller producers. There were 18 votes in favour of the agreement, 37 against and no abstentions. The Cypriot Government is set to hold deliberations with political parties who voted against the ratifying bill, ‘in a bid to “better explain to them” the treaty’.

  • Government ordered to publish equality statement on EU settlement scheme
    on August 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) has announced that the UK’s data watchdog has ordered the Home Office to publish a statement setting out the equality impacts of the EU settlement scheme. It follows months of pressure by the JCWI, and refusal by the government, to release a Policy Equality Statement. JCWI believes the scheme will ‘force significant numbers of EU citizens and non-EU family members out of status after the cut-off point next year’ and that ‘with so much at stake,’ the Home Office should take every effort to protect people but are instead keeping the risks ‘a secret’. The Home Office have 35 days to publish the equality statement or 28 days to appeal.

  • Brexit Bulletin—Constitution Committee ‘not convinced’ by government’s UK internal market proposals
    on August 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Correspondence from the House of Lords Committee on the Constitution to Minister in the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Lord Callanan, has been published, questioning the ‘need to legislate’ for the UK internal market and raising concerns over the urgency with which the government plans to proceed with limited consultation. In the letter, the Chair of the Constitution Committee, Baroness Taylor of Bolton, notes that the Committee is ‘unsure’ what problems the government’s White Paper on the UK internal market is looking to solve and warns against attempts to resolve economic matters on an expedited basis, without proper engagement and consultation on the related political and constitutional issues.

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