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Welsh Government agreement on Brexit and devolution

Significant changes to a UK government bill that protects devolution have been secured.

Welsh Ministers have come to an agreement with the UK government on their proposed EU (Withdrawal) Bill that mean areas already devolved remain devolved.

The bill, as originally drafted, would have allowed the UK government to take control of devolved policy areas, such as farming and fishing, after Brexit. 

After months of intensive talks, an agreement has now been reached, meaning that the Welsh Government will be able to recommend that the National Assembly gives its consent to the bill.

The changes to the bill and the inter-governmental agreement can be found below:

Inter-governmental agreement (external link)

Letters (external link)