The Scottish Parliament has produced its report following an inquiry conducted by the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee into the implications for devolution of the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020. This post considers concerns raised by the report and how they might be addressed. While recognising that the Act does not formally change the distribution of legal competences... Continue Reading →
Why is the Government Already Thinking about Amending the UK Internal Market Act?
After a swift parliamentary process, the United Kingdom Internal Market Act (UKIM Act) was granted Royal Assent on 17th December 2020 and came into force as the ‘transition period’ following the UK’s departure from the EU came to an end on 31 December 2020. Both the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Senedd withheld their legislative consent to the Act, citing the ability... Continue Reading →
Food for Thought – Cooperation Versus Competition in the UK Internal Market: Part II
We have all become familiar with labels on food packaging that tell us how many calories and how much fat, carbohydrate, protein and salt a product contains. The intention behind this type of information regulation is to give consumers a basis for making choices about the types of food they want to consume. Food labelling... Continue Reading →