31 Aug 2017
We have written a short update on the most pertinent developments of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
#BrexitWatchCymru is a repository of online sources around Brexit and the
third sector. It aims to keep the third sector up to date on
the process of the UK exiting the European Union. The resource
lists official, online publications from government and statutory
institutions as well as providing links to research papers and
blogs from charities, think tanks and sister councils etc.
#BrexitWatchCymru is updated monthly and all of the links added
since the last update are highlighted in bold.
The latest edition includes:
The third round of talks between the UK Government and the EU
began on Monday 28 August in Brussels. Citizens' rights, the
financial settlement and other separation issues were discussed
during the negotiations. This round was about clarifying the points
of discussion for future rounds. Would you like to know more about
what has been discussed so far? The House of Commons published two
briefing papers on the first two rounds of talks which you can find
in the UK Parliament section of #BrexitWatchCymru.
First Minister Carwyn Jones met Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister
of Scotland, on 21 August to discuss the EU Withdrawal Bill and how
the two governments can work together to protect devolution. The
First Ministers both criticised the Bill for proposing to return
currently devolved powers and responsibilities to Westminster. They
agreed to work together on potential amendments to the Bill to
address these concerns. You can find more information about this in
the Welsh Government section of the resource.
The Home Secretary has commissioned the Migration Advisory
Committee to undertake a major study on the role that the EU
nationals play in the UK economy and society. The study will assess
the UK's labour market, the role of migration in the wider economy
and how the UK's immigration system should be aligned with a modern
industrial strategy. To read more about this, click on the UK
Government section of #BrexitWatchCymru.
There have been some updates from our sister councils in the
past few weeks: NICVA has produced a position paper on Brexit, NCVO
published a blog about 'clean Brexit' and whether it is good for
the third sector and SCVO updated its Brexit page. You can find
further information about these in the Other
section, along with a briefing on the EU Withdrawal Bill (Unlock
Democracy) and a blog about citizens' rights post-Brexit (Welsh