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Government sets out plans to hand new post-Brexit powers to devolved administrations

The UK government has revealed its plans to hand power over issues previously governed by the EU to the devolved administrations after the post-Brexit transition period lapses in December.

Covid-19: UK daily death toll falls to lowest level since pre-lockdown days

The UK has recorded its lowest daily increase in the number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since before the lockdown came into force on March 23, after 55 people died in the 24 hours leading up to 17:00 BST on Sunday.

Leaders Council: Ex-NI secretary says Stormont deal had PM's support

Former Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith has hit back at speculation that elements of the Stormont restoration deal culminated in his sacking during last week's cabinet reshuffle.

Leaders Council reports on Barnier comments

The Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland has published a report on the chief EU negotiator's comments that customs checks on some goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain will be an inevitability after Brexit.

Westminster to provide extra £1 billion to Stormont

The Stormont Assembly in Northern Ireland will receive an extra £1 billion from Westminster on top of the agreed financial package as a default result of spending plans spanning the whole of the UK.

UK ports preparing for EU customs checks

According to the BBC, plans are being drafted within the shipping industry to accommodate EU border checks in Great Britain for goods heading to Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland firms to have to declare goods before trading in Great Britain

Steve Barclay, the Brexit secretary, has confirmed that firms in Northern Ireland must declare all goods which head to the rest of the United Kingdom, under the newly proposed deal.

Stormont assembly to be restored after members’ petition

Members of the Stormont assembly are to sit for the first time in almost three years, after 31 members signed a petition for recall in a bid to allow for scrutiny of a proposed change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

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