Consultation outcome

Free movement of persons: review of the balance of competences

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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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.

Feedback received

Free movement of persons: evidence submission (part 1)

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Free movement of persons: evidence submission (part 2)

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Free movement of persons: evidence annex

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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.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 16 May 2013 10:30am to
5 August 2013 12:00am

Summary

Call for evidence on free movement of persons for the government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union.

Documents

Free movement of persons: call for evidence

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Free movement of persons: response form

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Free movement of persons: legal annex

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Consultation description

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.