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Regulating after Brexit


On 13 June 2022, the European Scrutiny Committee launched an inquiry into ‘Regulating after Brexit’. The inquiry will look at the opportunities for, and the challenges of, policy and law-making after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. 

The Government has made post-Brexit regulatory reform a priority and has stated that the UK’s EU exit creates a “unique opportunity” to regulate differently to support “the best interests” of UK businesses and citizens. To date, however, little attention has been paid to the regulatory environment against which the Government intends to pursue policy reforms and legislate. The UK’s post-Brexit statute book includes ‘retained EU law’ (EU law kept after the UK’s EU withdrawal), the Internal Market Act 2020 and various provisions relating to the devolution settlements. Commitments under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the Northern Ireland Protocol, and the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement also overlay this complex legal and policy landscape. At the same time, the policy areas hinted at by the Government for reform are critical to the success of the UK economy, and therefore its plans demand close scrutiny and careful consideration.

Read the call for evidence for more details on the inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 22 July 2022.

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Past events

Wednesday 12 July 2023
1:45pm Private
2:30pm Public
Regulating after Brexit - Oral evidence 12 July 2023
  • Neil Ross (Associate Director for Policy at techUK)
  • Michael Birtwistle (Associate Director (AI and data law & policy) at Ada Lovelace Institute)
  • Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt (Principal and Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science at Jesus College Oxford)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 6 June 2023
10:45am Public
Oral evidence session 6 June 2023
Regulating after Brexit - Oral evidence
  • Rt Hon Kemi Badenoch MP (Secretary of State at Department for Business and Trade)
  • Chris Carr (Director, Brexit Opportunities Unit at Department for Business and Trade)
  • Caleb Deeks (Director General for Competition, Markets and Regulatory Reform at Department for Business and Trade)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 3 May 2023
1:45pm Private
2:30pm Public
Regulating after Brexit - Oral evidence 3 May 2023
  • Charlotte Clark CBE (Director of Regulation at Association of British Insurers (ABI))
  • Barney Reynolds (Partner and Head of Financial Institutions at Shearman & Sterling LLP)
  • Kerstin Mathias (Regulatory Affairs and Policy Director at City of London Corporation)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 8 March 2023
1:45pm Private
2:30pm Public
Regulating after Brexit - Oral evidence 8 March 2023
  • Nick von Westenholz (Director of EU Exit and International Trade at National Farmers Union)
  • Marnie Lovejoy (Head of Evidence and Environmental Law at British Association of Shooting and Conservation)
  • Vicki Hird (Head of Sustainable Farming at Sustain)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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