Budget 2020 and Brexit

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Legislation

December 2018 Legislation At a national level intensive work has been undertaken across Government to screen all Irish legislation currently in force to identify areas where legislative amendments will or may be required in the context of a no deal Brexit. A committee of senior officials is drawing up proposals for the drafting and enactment […]

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Taxation

Taxation The Brexit Omnibus Act contains a number of provisions on taxation that were required as contingency measures in the event of a no deal Brexit. These are contained under Part 6 of the Act, which provides for the modification of Income Tax, Capital Tax, Corporation Tax, Capital Tax and Stamp Duty legislation in order […]

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General Scheme of Bill

24 January 2019 Introduction While the focus remains on securing an orderly and agreed Brexit, the Government’s Contingency Action Plan recognises that a no deal Brexit would pose unique and unprecedented challenges for the UK, as well as for the EU, including Ireland. Brexit of any kind will mean change and managing a no deal Brexit […]

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Industrial Policy

Industrial Development Miscellaneous Provisions Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Explanatory Note: These provisions will enable Enterprise Ireland to further support businesses through investment, loans and RD&I grants, therefore, limiting the negative effects Brexit could have on vulnerable enterprises. This will assist firms to remain competitive, to innovate in terms of new product and service […]

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Education

Student Support Department of Education and Skills General Introduction Part 5 of the Bill will address an issue which may arise in the event of a no-deal Brexit as the UK will no longer be a Member State of the EU. Currently eligible students studying in the UK and UK nationals studying in the State, currently […]

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Taxation [Mitigation Legislation]

Taxation The purpose of this Part of the bill is to introduce legislative amendments for Taxation. Amendments are being proposed for Income Tax, Capital Tax, Corporation Tax and Stamp Duty legislation in order to ensure continuity for business and citizens in relation to their current access to certain taxation measures including, reliefs and allowances, and the retention of […]

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Social Insurance

Amendments to the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005 Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Introduction This Part sets out proposed amendments to the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 2005 with regard to the continuation of a range of social welfare payments. The amendments set out are intended  to give the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection […]

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Immigration

Amendments to the Data Protection Act 2018 The proposed provisions bring immigration and naturalisation within the ambit of rules equivalent in all respects to those in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), e.g. international protection. The proposed provisions seek to facilitate the immediate exchange of data with the UK in the case of a departure of the UK from […]

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Brexit Amending Regulations

Secondary Legislation As set out in the Government’s Contingency Action Plan and in the Update published on 30 January 2019, work has progressed in parallel to the Brexit Omnibus Bill on the required secondary legislation. Today Government noted the 21 issues where secondary legislation is required in a no deal scenario.  Following detailed engagement by […]

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