legislation

With or without you….? The EU Withdrawal Bill, the devolved administrations and legislative consent

Posted on 19 September 2017 by Lowri Jones

The EU Withdrawal Bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle in the House of Commons last week. Both the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government tabled legislative consent memorandums making clear their opposition to the Bill as it stands. In a guest article, Professor Nicola McEwen highlights the key issues at stake for devolution, and considers
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UK and Welsh waste policy after Brexit

Posted on 1 August 2017 by Richard Cowell

While it is possible that UK policy will continue to track the progress made by EU-level policies for a circular economy, a combination of Westminster government distraction, limited capacity and deregulatory ethos might lead to a flatlining of performance, in which recycling fails to increase and incineration takes up the slack. Whether devolved governments like
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Welsh Ports and Brexit

Posted on 19 July 2017 by Andrew Potter

Dr Andrew Potter looks at the practical implications for Welsh ports of the UK’s departure from the EU and considers whether there is a winning situation for Wales, even if a soft border with Ireland is part of the final deal. Whilst much discussion around trade in the post-Brexit UK focuses on the agreements between
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