Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union, the Institute for Government has launched a major programme of work looking at the negotiations, the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the impact of Brexit on the UK union.

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  • What the Prime Minister's speech means

    Brexit Brief

    Read moreThe UK will start post-Brexit life with the same regulatory landscape it had as a member of the EU (though in practice there will be some changes where EU bodies are named in legislation). “Full scrutiny” doesn’t tell us a huge amount.
    Updated: 20 Jan 2017 Read more
  • Trade defence

    Brexit Brief

    Read moreAs it looks to negotiate new trade deals after Brexit, the Government must also consider the UK’s future trade defence policy.
    Updated: 10 Jan 2017 Read more
  • Non-tariff barriers

    Brexit Brief

    Read moreNon-tariff barriers can be more restrictive for trade than actual tariffs. During the second half of the 20th century, multilateral trade rounds dramatically reduced tariffs. In 1949, the US charged an average tariff of 33.9%. Today it is 3.5%. The EU’s is 5.3%, while China’s is 9.5%.
    Updated: 03 Jan 2017 Read more
  • Article 127 and the Single Market

    Brexit Brief

    Read moreIn 1993, the EU extended membership of the Single Market to three non-EU states: Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland. It drafted an agreement – known as the European Economic Area (EEA) – that extended the Single Market to these countries
    Updated: 16 Dec 2016 Read more