Brexit will not only affect the UK’s relationship with the EU, but also the relationship between the four nations of the UK, particularly in the event of no deal. This project considers the impact of Brexit on devolution, and how all governments can prevent Brexit from undermining intergovernmental relations.
Since 2016, we have argued that the UK government should reach agreement with the devolved administrations on the UK’s Brexit terms and set out a clear plan for how they will work together throughout the process and after.
In October 2016, we published Four Nation Brexit, followed by Devolution after Brexit: Managing the environment, agriculture and fisheries in April 2018.
Most recently, we have published No Deal Brexit and the Union to assess preparation for a no-deal Brexit and how long-term risks to the Union can be mitigated. We continue to be active participants in public debate on Brexit and devolution as the process unfolds.