About this website
This website has been established as part of a project to record the unfolding impact of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union; a process commonly described as Brexit.
The first phase of the project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of a project entitled 'Communicating Brexit's Impact on the Law, Governance and Public Finances of the UK Devolved nations and the Republic of Ireland'. This supported a series of eight expert seminars, held at various locations throughout the UK and Ireland, to communicate key Brexit impacts. Presentations given at these events can be accessed, along with video commentaries by seminar contributors, can be accessed through links on this page.
As Brexit moves towards the implementation phase, the Impact Brexit project continues to examine the issues being raised and will update this website whenever appropriate.
Expert seminar series
Seminar materials, comprising slide presentations and video contributions by event contributors, are now available for all seminars held in the Impact Brexit project, first phase.
Impact Brexit project - future
This first phase of the project examined Brexit-related developments in the year following the UK Prime Minister triggering the Brexit process, by sending the ‘Article 50’ letter to the President of the European Council in March 2017. Eight seminars were held at various locations around the UK and Ireland over this period. Each of these combined expert examination of issues emerging as the Brexit process developed, with a detailed analysis of Brexit consequences for industries or demographics relevant to the location in which the seminar was held. Together these events offer a useful insight into the path of progress from the ‘Brexit means Brexit’ stage, following the EU referendum, to the publication of a draft Withdrawal Agreement highlighting significant areas of potential agreement on the terms of UK withdrawal from the European Union.
The Impact Brexit project has now entered its second phase, which focuses on communicating the consequences of policy choices to elected members in the UK and devolved parliaments. This website will be updated as the results of further research become available.