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New UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement documents analysed by Committee for first time

1 February 2023

Analysis of the first documents submitted to the European Scrutiny Committee by Government on UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) talks under new scrutiny arrangements have been published today.

Under the new system, the Committee won the right for the Government to submit to it documents from meetings of the TCA-decision-making bodies, and those on the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Withdrawal Agreement.

In today’s report, the Committee welcomes proposals that would keep open information sharing on social security and ensure people receive the benefits they are entitled to wherever they are in Europe.

This will provide peace of mind to individuals who moved between the UK and EU after 1 January 2021 and were not covered under an earlier deal struck in the Withdrawal Agreement.

The report also contains analysis of proposals made by TCA bodies on;

  • GB-island of Ireland and GB-EU electricity trading;
  • exchange of information on road haulage; and
  • the list of independent arbitrators for the dispute resolution mechanism;
  • the extension of arrangements for passenger name record data sharing.

You can read the full update on the Committee’s publications page.

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