Common frameworks

Published 29/07/2022   |   Last Updated 04/08/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

Common frameworks are agreements between the UK and devolved governments, on how to manage divergence in certain policy areas formerly governed or coordinated at EU level.

The UK and devolved governments have plans for 26 common frameworks in areas devolved to Wales, such as food safety, air quality and public procurement. Most common frameworks came into effect on a provisional basis at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.

Provisional common frameworks are being published for scrutiny. Senedd committees are carrying out scrutiny of provisional common frameworks, alongside committees in parliaments across the UK.

This page brings together Senedd Research briefings on provisional common frameworks.

Further information

Article by Lucy Valsamidis, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament