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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Private Roundtable: Regulation and Trade Post-Brexit

Six years on from the EU referendum, major questions remain over the future of post-Brexit regulation and trade. Tensions with the EU remain high as the dispute over the Northern Ireland protocol raises the prospect of a UK-EU trade war. The UK has signed new Free Trade Agreements with Australia and New Zealand, but its broader trade strategy remains unclear.

At the same time, the government has embarked on a major effort to review the entirety of retained EU law to identify areas for repeal or reform. A new 'Brexit Freedoms' bill is expected shortly to make it easier for the government to make amendments to retained EU law, but there are concerns that these new powers will limit parliamentary scrutiny of the government's reform agenda.

At this edition of Westminster Pulse, we heard from Sir David Lidington KCB CBE, Chair of the Royal United Services Institute and former Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European & Employment Law at the University of Cambridge, and Lisa O’Carroll, Brexit Correspondent at the Guardian, on the latest developments on Brexit and explore potential scenarios for post-Brexit regulation and trade policy in the coming months.

Please note that this roundtable is invitation-only. If you are interested in attending, please contact [email protected]