As part of its Brexit work, PLP has two major projects underway in 2019.

The SIFT Project, Statutory Instruments: Filtering and Tracking, aims to scrutinise the Statutory Instruments made in the wake of Brexit to ensure that they conform to public law principles and do not undermine our fundamental rights.

Additionally, PLP’s Brexit, Immigration and Administrative Justice Project looks at the impact of changes in immigration law and policy on administrative justice. This project focuses on administrative justice issues arising from the EU Settlement Scheme.

Brexit is having wide-ranging implications on the public law landscape. PLP takes no position on the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Our work around Brexit is intended to ensure that Parliament is appropriately sovereign, the executive held to account, and the interests of disadvantaged groups properly and effectively represented. We hope to ensure procedural fairness to those likely to be most affected by the Brexit process.

We are also engaged in work aimed at ensuring that relevant immigration administrative procedures, including redress mechanisms, are, at a minimum, fair and lawful. This includes working with our Lankelly Chase partners, Friends Families and Travellers, as well other civil society organisations, engaging with the Home Office, and undertaking a 12-month research project coordinated by Byron Karemba.

We are an active a member of the Repeal Bill Alliance, a group of civil society organisations that works collaboratively to address areas of shared concern in relation to the legal effects of the UK leaving the European Union. We played a leading role in scrutinising the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 as it progressed through Parliament, producing briefing papers for MPs and peers and submitting evidence to Parliamentary inquiries. We are continuing these activities in relation to further Brexit-related legislation. Our previous Brexit-related Parliamentary briefing papers, including our previous work on the European Union Withdrawal Act, are listed below: