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Impact of no-deal departure on UK services industries discussed by Committee

25 June 2019

Committee on Exiting the European Union continues a series of sessions examining the impact of a no-deal departure on key sectors of the UK economy. It’s part of the Committee’s over-arching inquiry examining the progress of the UK’s negotiations on EU withdrawal.

Background

In its twelfth report, published in January, the Committee emphasised that a no-deal departure has remained the legal default since the UK triggered Article 50 in March 2017, but found that Government preparations for such a scenario have been inconsistent in nature.

The agreement of an extension to the Article 50 process until 31 October does not alter the legal situation.

Purpose of the session

In this session, the Committee question witnesses representing the UK’s services sector, which taken together accounted for 79% of UK economic output (Gross Value Added) in 2017 and 83% of workforce jobs as of September 2018.

The Committee focuses on what impact the agreement of an extension has had on their sectors, what a no-deal scenario would look like in practice, and how the continuing uncertainty has affected their ability to plan for the various possible outcomes.

The Committee also assess the quality of preparations made ahead of the initial March 29 deadline and the lessons learned as we approach the 31 October deadline.

Witnesses

Wednesday 26 June, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

From 09.15am

  • Giles Derrington, Associate Director of Policy, techUK
  • Martin Manuzi, Regional Director for Europe, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Alan Vallance, Chief Executive, Royal Institute of British Architects
  • Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director, British Chambers of Commerce

Further information

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