The Supreme Court has given its judgment in the UK constitutional case of R (on the application of Miller and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Appellant).
Over six months has now passed since the UK took the decision to leave the European Union (EU) so now is a good time to take stock of the impact this will have, or has had, in employment law and what the practical implications may be for human resources professionals. Much of UK employment law derives from, or is influenced by, EU law, and so the potential impact of Brexit on UK employment is significant. It is important to remember that despite the referendum the UK remains a Member State of the EU and is bound by EU law until such time as the UK leaves the EU.
The United Kingdom’s (UK) unprecedented vote to leave the European Union in June has led, amongst other things, to significant turmoil in global markets, warnings of an impending recession, and a multitude of power struggles in the halls of Parliament – the likes of which would not look out of place in a Shakespeare play. With all of the uncertainty and drama which has followed the vote to leave the EU, the UK is forced to continue to ponder what twists and turns the Brexit story might take next. Continue Reading
Brexit has caused a fair degree of uncertainty in the food and drink sector in respect of the changing legal framework, financial implications and practical consequences that may result from the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union.
Two months on from the result, anyone assessing Brexit impact has to admit that in truth “it’s too soon to say”.
For higher and further education in Scotland, however, there seems to be little, if any, anticipated benefit, and much potential harm. Obviously, until actual exit (terms unknown) the status quo, strictly speaking, applies. The sector is taking little comfort from that, as various bodies have made clear.
It has been little under two months since the ‘leave vote’ was cast by the British people to remove the UK from the European Union (EU) and the single market. Serious questions and considerations are being posed by legal and environmental commentators as to what effect this will have on the legal landscape the UK now finds itself in.
There has been much commentary and speculation on the potential impact on intellectual property rights following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. To help inform the debate the UK Intellectual Property Office has recently published a guide on the future of UK intellectual property (IP) laws following the Brexit vote.
One of the fundamentals of UK energy policy is that it has to strike a balance between price, security and decarbonisation. Whatever happens next, the UK (and Scottish) governments will be driven by these key policy planks.