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Brexit: How will the professional business services and aviation sectors be affected?


On Thursday 27 October 2016 the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee will hear evidence from the UK's professional business services and aviation sectors about the implications of Brexit for these sectors.

On Thursday 27 October 2016 the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee will hear evidence from the UK's professional business services and aviation sectors about the implications of Brexit for these sectors.

This is day two of hearings for the Committee's new inquiry into the UK's trade in services with the EU. The inquiry is taking evidence from key service sectors to determine the implications of the different levels of market access the UK might negotiate with the EU. The Committee will hear from:

At 10.10am – professional business services sector:

  • Sally Jones, Deloitte;
  • Ian Harris, Zyen;
  • Mickaël Laurans, Law Society; and
  • James Kenny, Arup.

At 11:10am – aviation sector:

  • Brian Pearce, International Air Transport Association;
  • Barry Humphreys, BHK Aviation; and
  • Sophie Dekkers, Easyjet.

Questions which the witnesses are likely to face include:

  • What should the Government's negotiation priorities be for your sector? What do you need and want in order to maintain and grow?
  • To what extent would WTO membership allow you to carry on trading as you are now? Would joining the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) outweigh concerns about Brexit?
  • Would the loss of access to the EU's Free Trade Agreements with third countries make it more difficult for you to trade with those countries?
  • How significant is the risk that UK airline carriers will end up with significantly reduced access within the European market?
  • Are there significant gains to be had from greater sovereignty and regulatory divergence from the EU in your sector? If so, how important are these gains relative to concerns about market access and the perceived benefits of regulatory harmonisation?
  • Would changes to the principle of free movement have significance for your sector?

The inquiry aims to influence the Government's position on Brexit negotiations by developing a strategic overview of the relative importance of different sectors and identifying clear priorities in each sector.

The House of Lords EU Committee and its six Sub-Committees are conducting a coordinated series of short inquiries looking at the key issues that will arise in the forthcoming negotiations on Brexit. Taken as a whole, this programme of work will be the most extensive and thorough parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit.

These evidence sessions will take place at 10.10am on Thursday 27 October 2016 in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.

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