The Government has published a white paper on the future relationship between the UK and the European Union on 12 July 2018 which proposes a ‘principled and practical’ Brexit.
The paper sets out a vision for an economic partnership, security partnership, cross-cutting cooperation and institutional arrangements.
Specifically the paper states that, for communities, Brexit means:
- Ending free movement and putting in place a new immigration system
- Introducing new independent policies to support farming and fishing communities
- Using the Shared Prosperity Fund to spark a new wave of regeneration in the UK’s towns and cities
- Keeping citizens safe.
It also states:
- Existing workers’ rights enjoyed under EU law will continue to be available in UK law on the day of withdrawal.
- The UK will remain a party to the ECHR after it has left the EU.