Negotiating the Future: the UK's repositioning in Europe

This website is intended for anyone interested in Brexit. It provides analysis of key Brexit issues relating to the negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), the UK’s future relationship with its European neighbours, and the impact on the UK. It also addresses key aspects of the UK’s 47-year membership of the EU.

The Brexit and After website draws on three research projects, funded by UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), conducted as part of UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE), and led by University of East Anglia's (UEA) Professor Hussein Kassim. The materials presented are intended to complement The UK in a Changing Europe (UKICE) website and, in line with the mission of that project, analysis is independent, non-partisan and impartial.

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Our new report ‘UK regulation after Brexit’, takes a first step to mapping the new regulatory settlement in the wake of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The report explores key findings over twenty-six areas including how UK regulation has changed since the transition period ended on 31 December 2020. It looks at the UK’s readiness to assume regulatory responsibility from the EU, the extent the UK has diverged from EU policy, and the long-term prospects for UK alignment or divergence.

Launch video


  • Peter Foster, Public Policy Editor, Financial Times
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Deputy Director, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Professor Charlotte Burns, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Sarah Hall, Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe
  • Chaired by Professor Hussein Kassim, Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe

The report is edited by Hussein Kassim, Sean Ennis and Andy Jordan, UEA, and produced jointly by UK in a Changing Europe, the Centre for Competition Policy, and Brexit & Environment.

Download the Report

UK Regulation after Brexit Report

“The report shows that the challenges facing the UK following the end of the transition are not merely teething problems. The UK has assumed huge regulatory responsibilities, but it is not clear that UK regulators are sufficiently powerful, have the right resources or can develop the necessary expertise to perform effectively even in the medium-term. Although the UK has gained regulatory autonomy in theory, it faces formidable constraints to diverge in practice.”

Hussein Kassim

UK regulation after Brexit

Negotiating the FutureThe UK in a Changing EuropeEconomic and Social Research CouncilUniversity of East Anglia