Government white paper: The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union

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.

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