NICVA hosts NIO briefing for sector on the new Windsor Framework
NICVA recently hosted a special briefing and Q&A session for voluntary and community sector representatives with the Northern Ireland Office on the new Windsor Framework designed to replace previous arrangements under the NI Protocol.
At this online briefing, senior officials from both the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) and the UK Government taskforce leading on negotiations regarding The Windsor Framework , shared details of the new framework and answered questions posed by a diverse range of sector organisations.
Questions and issues raised included how the Stormont Brake might operate in practice, including impact upon EU legislation that is already pending and practical queries regarding the Trusted Traders Scheme and medical licensing.
During the briefing officials advised that plans are in place to support ongoing engagement with key stakeholders, including the voluntary and community sector. Officials were also happy to respond to any further questions from representatives, after the day’s session.
The proposed changes to the Protocol are laid out in a UK Government Command Paper, The Windsor Framework: A new way forward and a political declaration.
The EU has also published materials explaining the agreement .
The Windsor Framework Command paper and accompanying documents can be viewed in full detail here
Sector explainers can be found here
A useful and easy read House of Commons Library briefing on The Windsor Framework detailing What is the Framework?, What does it change?, And What happens next? and including further links and information can be viewed here
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