The Government has published a series of papers which detail the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
The 28 documents cover a range of issues, including applications for EU funded programmes, meeting business regulations and personal data rights.
Travelling to the EU
Irish citizens can continue travelling to the UK as they do now under Common Travel Area rules.
However, the Government recommends that people travelling to the Schengen area should have at least 6 months validity on their passports, which should be under 9 years old – more restrictive than the current rules. For non-Schengen countries, people are advised to “check the entry requirements for the country you’re travelling to before you travel”.
To deal with any gap between EU and UK standards, UK companies receiving personal data from the EU could use “standard contractual clauses” as a workaround. This would allow businesses to upload data protection standards and ensure data can continue to flow.
European Social Fund (ESF) grants
To avoid the sudden loss of funding to projects due to be supported by the European Social Fund, the UK government has guaranteed any projects that were set to receive EU funds in the 2014-20 budget period will continue to receive the money from the UK Government. The ESF covers projects that helps individuals develop skills and find work.
Broadcasting and video on demand
Broadcasters in a no deal scenario would need additional licenses to continue transmitting to markets within the EU.
Civil legal cases
The UK would no longer be bound by judicial co-operation rules applicable to EU member states. This would potentially complicate cross-border disputes as the UK would only be bound by its domestic law, however these issues have been discussed by the UK and EU and contingency plans may be outlined in the event of no deal.
The 28 no deal papers are available here