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This Commons Library page sets out relevant reports and briefings that relate to the UK's EU referendum 2016. The page includes links to the relevant legislation as well as background to the negotiations.
European Union Referendum 2016This Commons Library Briefing Paper analyses the results of the referendum on EU membership held on 23 June 2016.
People eligible to vote must be over 18 years old, and at least one of the following:
The choice of franchise (Section 2 of the European Union Referendum Act 2015) excludes citizens of other EU countries resident in the UK (but EU citizens from Cyprus and Malta resident in the UK qualify as Commonwealth citizens, and Irish citizens resident in the UK are also included in the franchise).
EU referendum: impact of an EU exit in key UK policy areas This paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers how it might change if the UK left the EU. The paper covers the following areas:
EU budget 2014-20 - Commons Library briefing – includes statistics on UK's contributions and receipts to and from the EU budget
Authors of the research briefings are available to discuss them with Members and their staff. The research briefings are published to the UK Parliament website.
Both Houses establish select committees to conduct inquiries and to produce reports on a range of matters, from the conduct of Government to specialist subject areas. Information on their work can be found on the website.
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