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Detail of outcome
This report examines the balance of competence between the European Union and the United Kingdom in the area of free movement of persons, and this is led by the Home Office with DWP.
It is a reflection of the analysis of the evidence submitted by experts, non-governmental organisations, business people, members of Parliament and other interested parties, either in writing or orally, as well as a literature review of relevant material.
Detail of feedback received
We received a number of submissions to the free movement of persons call for evidence. The submissions, which were received from a broad range of stakeholders, were either in writing or oral form. We also conducted a literature review of relevant material.
The government is carrying out a review of the EU’s competences. The review will provide an analysis of what the EU does and how it affects the UK. See this detailed guide for full details of the review programme.
The Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions are jointly leading on the report on the free movement of persons in the third semester of the review.
The call for evidence for this report was launched on 16 May 2013, seeking views on how competence is used and what that means for Britain from individuals and groups with an interest or experience in these areas; it closed on 5 August 2013.