The UK government is required to report to the UK Parliament every three months on the progress made to develop UK Common Frameworks, in line with Schedule 3 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act2018. This report details the steps that have been taken during the eighth reporting period, from 26 March 2020 to 25 June 2020.
During this period ,the UK Government and devolved administrations have continued to work jointly to develop UK Common Frameworks, to protect the UK economy and give maximum certainty to businesses ,consumers and international partners.
The UK Common Frameworks will ensure regulatory coherence across the UK by flexibly managing any potential policy divergence across the four nations.
During this reporting period, the COVID-19 outbreak has placed significant capacity pressures on departments involved in the development of UK Common Frameworks.
The recent pressures mean that it will no longer be possible to deliver the frameworks programme fully by the end of the transition period, and the programme of work will continue into 2021.
The report can be read here.