Chapter 1: Introduction
The subject-matter of this report
Chapter 2: No deal
The Government’s position
The EU perspective
Defining ‘no deal’
Box 1: Article 50 TEU and no deal
The impact of ‘no deal’
Box 2: ‘No deal’ and financial services
Box 3: ‘No deal’ and the agri-food sector
Box 4: ‘No deal’ and freight, transportation and ports
Box 5: ‘No deal’ and aviation
Box 6: ‘No deal’ and higher education and research
Box 7: ‘No deal’ and the impact on Ireland and Northern Ireland
Box 8: ‘No deal’ and citizens’ rights
Scenarios for ‘no deal’
Figure 1: Possible ‘no-deal’ scenarios
Mitigating the impact of ‘no deal’
A ‘bare bones’ agreement
‘Stopping the clock’
The prospects for a ‘bare-bones’ deal
Is no deal better than a bad deal?
The time factor
Chapter 3: Transition
The Government’s policy on transition
A ‘shadow agreement’
The length of the negotiations
What is transition for?
The legal basis for transition
‘Off the shelf’ alternatives to Article 50
The length of transition
Extending EU membership?
The ticking clock
The Government’s view
The timing of a transition agreement
The timing of agreement on future relations
The Government’s proposed timetable
‘Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed’
A phased approach?
The purpose and legal basis of transition
Summary of conclusions and recommendations
Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest
Appendix 2: List of witnesses
Appendix 3: Call for evidence
Evidence is published online at http://www.parliament.uk/brexit-deal-no-deal and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).
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