Brexit hub

Brexit brings challenges, opportunities and unanswered questions for those working in international development and the UK at large.

This hub brings together useful resources, views and the latest news on Brexit to help you understand and navigate this time of uncertainty. 

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A young mother at awareness raising session in Mauritania
With EU states missing the 0.7% aid spending target, the UK has an opportunity to influence the development work of fellow European countries.
31 October 2017
With UK aid no longer benefiting from the extensive reach of the EU globally, Brexit is likely to advance trends in UK development policy and aid spending.
21 August 2017
Women in rural Guinea
Why gender equality should be an important part of trade negotiations and how civil society can lobby governments to get it on the agenda.
7 August 2017

Brexit resources

EU customs zone
These white papers on trade and customs aim to establish the principles that will guide future UK trade policy as well as laying out the practical steps that will support those aims.
9 October 2017
UK flags at mock council
This paper discusses options for foreign policy, defence and development collaboration in the future partnership between the UK and the EU post-Brexit.
12 September 2017
Donation jars
A new study suggests that a person’s political views and attitudes towards their own country – and whether they voted for or against Brexit – can explain which causes they support.
4 August 2017

Brexit resources, news and views

Wales, Brexit and Environmental Law

The UK Environmental Law Association's report highlights the challenges that will need to be faced in developing environmental law in Wales after Brexit.

UK Environmental Law Association 18 October 2017

Brexit Risk Tracker

Most of the UK’s environmental protections stem from EU law and so could be changed as a result of Brexit. Greener UK has created a Brexit Risk Tracker to show which policy areas are more secure, and which are most at risk.


Greener UK 1 September 2017

Brexit and Open Government in the UK: 11 Months of May

This paper examines how Brexit has influenced the UK’s transparency regime and how, in turn, will openness shape the UK’s Brexit process. 

Birkbeck College 20 June 2017

EU Infrastructure Funding Post-Brexit

This symposium is an opportunity to strengthen understanding of the implications, risks and opportunities for local and regional infrastructure funding and development, following the UK’s secession from the European Union.

Public Policy Exchange 30 May 2017

Draft EU position papers on Article 50 negotiations

The European Commission have produced two draft working paper's for Article 50 negotiations, addressing 'Essential Principles on Citizens' Rights' and 'Essential Principles on Financial Settlement'.

European Commission 29 May 2017

Brexit and UK International Development Policy

This article explores the implications of Brexit for the UK and the EU's development policies and strategic directions, focusing on the former.

The Political Quarterly 9 April 2017

Brexit: Implications and Impact

This overview of the EU and Brexit aims to provide participants with crucial knowledge of the Brexit negotiations and how UK stakeholders can influence them.

Dods Training 22 March 2017

How Brexit will affect charitable giving

UK - Charities Aid Foundation head of research Susan Pinkney says ‘no one really knows’ how Brexit will impact charitable giving, but the signs are not as pessimistic as doomsayers might imagine.

Research Live 15 March 2017

PM Commons statement on European Council

Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement to Parliament on the issues addressed at the March EU Council meeting and next steps in preparing to trigger Article 50.

HM Government 14 March 2017