COVID-19 and Brexit: A reading list (updated)

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Brexit and the negotiations during the current transition period may have slipped from the top of the news agenda, but commentators are already beginning to consider the likely impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Some of their outputs are provided in this short reading list, which also includes some analysis of how existing preparations for Brexit may have played into efforts to combat the outbreak.

An earlier version of this reading list was published on 16 April 2020. This substantially enhanced version was last updated on 19 May 2020.

Brexit Institute (Dublin City University):

Briefings for Britain (formerly Briefings for Brexit):

British Irish Chamber of Commerce:

Brookings Institution:

Bruges Group:

Centre for Brexit Studies (University of Birmingham):

Centre for European Reform – Insight:

Centre on Constitutional Change:


European Policy Centre:

Federal Trust:

Freight Transport Association:

Global Britain/

House of Commons Library – Insight: 

 House of Lords Library:

 Institute for Government:

London School of Economics and Political Science:

Scottish Centre on European Relations:

Scottish Government:

Scottish Parliamentary Information Centre (SPICe):

Senedd Research, National Assembly for Wales: 

The UK in a Changing Europe (ESRC):