How is Devolution Changing post-EU?

Closes 30 Nov 2022

Opened 6 Oct 2022

Overview

The CEEAC Committee concluded in our recent report on The Impact of Brexit on Devolution that there are fundamental concerns which need to be addressed in relation to how devolution works outside the EU. On the back of its report, the Committee is looking to facilitate a public debate about how devolution is changing following the UK’s departure from the EU, and importantly how it should evolve post EU exit, to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new constitutional landscape

The Committee has therefore launched a major inquiry which will allow businesses, civic society and the wider public to engage on these core issues. 

Why your views matter

The Committee would especially welcome your views on the following:

  • How devolution is now working following the UK’s departure from the EU including your experience of the policy-making and legislative processes;
  • How should devolution evolve post EU exit, to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new constitutional landscape;
  • How much scope there is for regulatory divergence in areas such as environmental standards, food standards and animal welfare between each of the four parts of the UK;
  • Are there sufficient safeguards to allow regulatory divergence across the four parts of the UK in areas where there are disagreements between governments?
  • Are there sufficient safeguards to ensure an open and transparent policy-making and legislative process in determining the post-EU exit regulatory environment?
  • Is there sufficient clarity regarding the post-EU exit regulatory environment within Scotland and how it relates to the rest of the UK?

Give us your views

Interests

  • CEEAC