Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee
How devolution is changing post EU
The CEEAC Committee concluded in our report on The Impact of Brexit on Devolution that there are fundamental concerns which need to be addressed in relation to how devolution works outside the EU. On the back of its report, the Committee looked to facilitate a public debate about how devolution is changing following the UK’s departure from the EU, and importantly how it should evolve post EU exit, to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new constitutional landscape.
The Committee launched a major inquiry to allow businesses, civic society and the wider public to engage on these core issues.
Please see below a list of questions that the inquiry was looking at:
- How devolution is now working following the UK’s departure from the EU including your experience of the policy-making and legislative processes;
- How should devolution evolve post EU exit, to meet the challenges and opportunities of the new constitutional landscape;
- How much scope there is for regulatory divergence in areas such as environmental standards, food standards and animal welfare between each of the four parts of the UK;
- Are there sufficient safeguards to allow regulatory divergence across the four parts of the UK in areas where there are disagreements between governments?
- Are there sufficient safeguards to ensure an open and transparent policy-making and legislative process in determining the post-EU exit regulatory environment?
- Is there sufficient clarity regarding the post-EU exit regulatory environment within Scotland and how it relates to the rest of the UK?
The call for views closed on 30 November 2022.