Brexit

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Policy report

The benefits of Brexit: how the UK is taking advantage of leaving the EU

This policy document sets out how the United Kingdom is capitalising on the benefits of 'Brexit' and how the government will use its new freedoms to transform the UK into the best regulated economy in the world.
Briefing paper

Brexit and UK climate leadership: the emerging opportunities and challenges

This report from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership examines the opportunities and challenges for climate leadership in the context of Brexit. 
Policy report

Brexit and coronavirus: economic impacts and policy response

Brexit and coronavirus are two shocks that are almost perfectly designed to substantially affect the entire UK economy. This paper argues that the UK government should restrict access to coronavirus support schemes to businesses affected by the pandemic, rather than those adjusting to Brexit changes.
Briefing paper

The agreement on the future relationship: a first analysis

After years of negotiations, the United Kingdom and the European Union have struck a deal on their future relationship. This deal is one of the most critical agreements the UK will negotiate in the post-Brexit era. This paper offers a first attempt at assessing the...
Report

The cost of data inadequacy

This report outlines the economic cost and implications of the UK not receiving an adequacy decision from the EU. The authors look at the impact on businesses, different economic sectors, and the wider economy.
Report

Is the UK getting innovation right?

This report represents the culmination of three months of public opinion research to understand attitudes to innovation. Whilst there is an existing body of evidence around public attitudes to science and technology, this research sought to build on this knowledge.
Report

Influencing the EU after Brexit

As the UK government attempts to negotiate a new partnership with the European Union (EU) it will have to rebuild its influence in Brussels. This report sets out how the UK can ensure it remains an influential voice in the EU once it no longer...
Report

Getting the UK ready for the next phase of Brexit negotiations

Raoul Ruparel was special adviser on Europe to Prime Minister Theresa May between July 2018 and July 2019. This paper sets out his conclusions on the lessons learnt from the first round of Brexit negotiations, and his advice to the current prime minister as the...
Discussion paper

Emerging divisions on trade after Brexit

Brexit has exposed international trade – normally a policy area delegated to experts – to party politics, media scrutiny and public opinion. This report identifies major divisions and areas of uncertainty in public attitudes to trade.
Policy report

Bailout for business in a no-deal Brexit

As efforts to reach a withdrawal agreement with the EU reach a crescendo, government and business are also preparing frantically for the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. This report discusses the variety of harms that the government may want to address, and highlights some of...
Briefing paper

No-deal Brexit: the implications for labour and social rights

This briefing examines the implications of a no-deal Brexit for labour and social rights in the UK and explores how the legal framework governing these rights may change after a no-deal.
Report

Go west: Bristol and the post-Brexit immigration system

This paper fulfils IPPR’s educational objective by producing new research into the role of migrants in Bristol and the west of England’s labour market. The paper also helps to relieve poverty and unemployment by promoting recommendations for how both national and local level policymaking can...
Briefing paper

Will a no deal Brexit lead to the break-up of the UK?

This briefing paper addresses explores some of the main potential ramifications for the territorial politics of the United Kingdom of exiting without a deal in place with the European Union, and identifies some of the key flashpoints and future events that will shape the politics...
Commentary

The rise of megaphone bureaucracy?

In an era of fake news, constant real-time critiques and hyper-partisan politics, having voices prepared to bring data and evidence to the table has benefits.
Report

Governing without ministers: Northern Ireland since the fall of the power-sharing executive

This report looks at how Northern Ireland has functioned without ministers for nearly 1000 days. It provides an analysis of the history of power-sharing, how Northern Ireland has operated since the collapse of the executive in 2017, the consequences of these arrangements, and how a...
Briefing paper

Preparing Brexit: no deal

This paper from the Institute for Government looks at what UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, will need to do in the next 94 days to prepare for a 'no deal' Brexit, and what he will have to do after 31 October if the United Kingdom...
Commentary

A good day for democracy

Boris Johnson the showman needs to become a statesman. Can he?
Report

Regional funding after Brexit: opportunities for the UK's Shared Prosperity Fund

This briefing outlines three challenges facing the UK: regional inequality, centralisation of power and a lack of community voice. The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU structural funding, could address these issues if it is designed appropriately.
Briefing paper

Europe in 2019: a critical and transitional year

For European countries and institutions as well as for transatlantic relations, 2019 will be a pivotal year. With several important leadership, policy, and structural transitions taking place in capitals and Brussels, there will be instability and uncertainty but from this could stem more positive dynamics...
Report

Food politics and policies in post-Brexit Britain

This paper considers the structural changes to food production, transport, manufacturing and consumption that Brexit will bring about in the UK. It discusses the potential for reformulating food policy.
Report

Remaining plugged into European defence and security after Brexit: Australia and Germany

This report examines Australia’s relationship with Germany by assessing existing ties and demonstrating future opportunities for increasing cooperation. It sets out some opportunities and limits and provides recommendations for Australian security and defence cooperation with Germany following Brexit.
Report

Prosperity and justice: a plan for the new economy

This final report from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Average earnings have stagnated for more than a decade; young people are set to be poorer than their parents and...
Strategy

The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world.
Discussion paper

On borrowed time: finance and the UK's current account deficit

The UK’s longstanding current account deficit indicates that the UK economy has a fundamental problem of international competitiveness.
Report

An equal exit? The distributional consequences of leaving the EU

The UK’s vote to leave the EU arose in part from deep social and geographical divides across the country. But could the decision to leave impact upon those same inequalities?