Public opinion on Brexit

Tim Kerby made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Exiting the European Union

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The request was refused by Department for Exiting the European Union.

Dear Department for Exiting the European Union,

There have been many recent calls for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal and the suggestion that there should be an additional referendum to choose between the status quo, the final deal and a no deal option.

It seems that public opinion may have shifted since the original referendum and I am interested in how the government is tracking this.

To that effect, please could you provide (or signpost to appropriate government departments) the following

- Details of any polling, opinion survey, focus groups or similar studies carried out with members of the public between the initial referendum and the date of this request, along with results of these studies that look into public opinion on Brexit in general or specific opinions regarding negotiation points (eg freedom of movement, customs agreements etc).
- Details of any similar studies carried out with business or industry bodies
- Plans for any future studies of this nature

In addition, please could you detail what performance indicators of the UK economy you are tracking and whether you are studying the effects of the negotiations on these indicators. Please also detail what you intend to track long term to monitor the impact of Brexit.

Yours faithfully,

T Kerby

DEXEU Freedom of Information Team Mailbox, Department for Exiting the European Union

Dear Tim Kerby,
Thank you for your FOI request, reference DEX001312. We will now respond
in line with the Freedom of Information Act.
Kind regards, 
DExEU FOI Team

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Dear Tim Kerby,
Thank you for your FOI request, reference DEX001312. Please find our
attached response.
Kind regards, 
DExEU FOI Team

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Dear Department for Exiting the European Union,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Exiting the European Union's handling of my FOI request 'Public opinion on Brexit'.

I feel that there is a strong public interest for understanding the measure you are tracking before and after Brexit as it gives the public a means to assess whether Brexit is a success or not. I do not believe this prejudices any safe space as these will typically be specific economic indicators and I would expect impact is being tracked across all sectors.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Tim Kerby

DEXEU Freedom of Information Team Mailbox, Department for Exiting the European Union

Dear Tim Kerby, 
This email confirms that we have received your internal review request on
FOI DEX001312. The Department will now conduct an internal review and will
contact you once this has been concluded.
Kind regards, 
DExEU FOI team

Freedom of Information Team

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Dear DEXEU Freedom of Information Team Mailbox,
I'm still waiting for the result of this internal review and it has been considerably longer than the best practice allows with no further follow up from yourselves. If I do not hear back within the next 7 days, I will pass this request on to the information commissioner to review

Yours sincerely,

Tim Kerby

DEXEU Freedom of Information Team Mailbox, Department for Exiting the European Union

Dear Tim Kerby, 

Thank you for your email regarding your FOI internal review request
DEX001312. I am writing to let you know that we are still processing this
case. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We hope to issue our response to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards, 
DExEU FOI Team

Freedom of Information Team

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Dear DEXEU Freedom of Information Team Mailbox,

Given the current political situation, this request is of the utmost urgency. Can you provide a date for your review to be completed?

Yours sincerely,

Tim Kerby

DEXEU Freedom of Information Team Mailbox, Department for Exiting the European Union

Dear Tim Kerby, 

Thank you for your email regarding your FOI internal review request
DEX001312. I am writing to let you know that we are still processing this
case. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We hope to issue our response to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards, 
DExEU FOI Team 

Freedom of Information Team

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Dear Mr Kerby
Thank you for your FOI internal review request, reference DEX001312.
Please find attached my response.
Kind Regards, 
D Lam 
IR Case Officer 

Freedom of Information Team

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