What are 'common frameworks'?
The term 'common frameworks' has been widely used when discussing devolution and Brexit, but what are they? Coree Brown Swan provides the basics and how it ties into intergovernmental relations in the UK.
What is 'the Joint Ministerial Committee'?
The Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) is the UK's primary forum for intergovernmental relations, but is it fit for purpose? Coree Brown Swan provides the basics on the JMC, providing an overview of how it works and discusses whether it should be reformed.
What are intergovernmental relations?
Intergovernmental relations (IGR) are important in UK governance. But, are IGR up to the task of managing relations between governments in the UK? Coree Brown Swan provides the basics on IGR and puts them into a UK context.
What is the UK Internal Market Bill?
In September 2020, the UK Government introduced their Internal Market Bill to ensure the free movement of goods and services in the UK following the end of the Brexit transition period. Nicola McEwen explains exactly what the UK Internal Market Bill says and what it could mean for devolution.
What is the EU Customs Union?
David Bell explains what tarriffs are and why these matter for the EU Customs Union.
What is the Northern Ireland/Ireland Protocol?
Mary C. Murphy explains what the Northern Ireland/Ireland Protocol is and what impact it has on the Northern Ireland Assembly.
What is the 'transition period'?
Michael Keating explains what the transition period is and what will happen if an agreement isn't reached between the EU and UK by 31 December.
What happened in September 2014?
Six years after the Scottish independence referendum, Coree Brown Swan explains what happened in 2014 and how the question of independence is still live today.