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Brexit reading list: economic, business and transport policy issues

Published Monday, February 20, 2017

The Commons Library has compiled, from a wide range of sources, a selection of analysis and comment relevant to the UK's forthcoming withdrawal from the European Union.

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In the referendum on 23 June 2016, a majority of the UK electorate voted to leave the EU. On 26 January 2017 the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal)Bill 2016 was introduced in the House of Commons and on 2 February the white paper The United Kingdom's exit from and new partnership with the European Union was published.

UK withdrawal from the EU – usually described as ‘Brexit’ – has been the subject of a great deal of comment in books, journal articles, press reports and blogs.

This paper provides information on and/or links to a selection of analysis, comment and statistics on:

  • Trade negotiations, tariffs and custom duties
  • Domestic economic policy and public expenditure
  • the EU budget, contributions, grants and loans
  • Business and industry, state aid and SMEs,
  • Employment, training, pay and the cost of living
  • Regional economic development and transport
  • Issues for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland       

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