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Brexit impact by industry sector

Externally produced resources which focus on the implications of the decision to leave the EU on a variety of industry sectors.

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The rural report

Knight Frank 2018

The Spring 2018 edition of The Rural Report from independent real estate consultancy Knight Frank looks at the challenges and opportunities facing rural landowners as Brexit approaches. The bi-annual publication includes interviews with three landowners who talk about how they are preparing their businesses for Brexit.

Construction and built environment: skills transferability in the UK

CITF 31 May 2018

Report produced for the CITB on the potential transferability of skills within the construction sector and from other sectors into construction. The authors highlight the need for industry to tackle this in the face of changing economic and political conditions, such as Brexit, which may make it more difficult to fill skills gaps.

Retail 2020

British Retail Consortium May 2018

BRC campaign focusing on the transformation in the retail industry, including the changing skills needs for the sector. The May 2018 project report highlights the potential problems for the sector that could arise from the end of freedom of movement following Brexit.

Impact of hard Brexit on European fisheries

Wageningen University and Research 24 April 2018

Study from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands looking at the impact of a hard Brexit on the UK and EU fisheries sector, including associated activities such as fish processing. The report highlights the significant impact that ending access to UK waters would have for the sector in Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.

Brexit and the implications for UK business: Processed food and drink inquiry

House of Commons 22 April 2018

Report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on how the interests of the processed food and drink sector sector should best be pursued, both in the negotiating process and post-Brexit. Examines a range of issues including market access, non-tariff barriers, trade, regulation, skills, R&D and transitional arrangements.

Smooth operations

CBI 1 April 2018

Study from the CBI focusing on the regulatory needs of 23 industry sectors from a post-Brexit business environment, highlighting areas where convergence is important and opportunities for divergence. The report is based on six months of conversations with business and is illustrated with case studies and comments from companies in each sector. Sectors covered: Aerospace, Agri-food and drink, Automotive, Aviation, Broadcasting, Chemicals, Construction, Consumer goods, Creative industries, Defence, Energy, Financial services, Haulage, Higher education, Hospitality and tourism, Life Sciences, Maritime and shipping, Professional and business services, Rail, Technology, Telecommunications, Waste and environmental services, Water.

Brexit and the implications for UK business: Aerospace inquiry

House of Commons 19 March 2018

Report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on how the interests of the aerospace sector should best be pursued, both in the negotiating process and post-Brexit. Examines a range of issues relating to market access, non-tariff barriers, regulation, skills, R&D, trade opportunities and transitional arrangements.

Rules of origin in an EU-UK FTA: A ‘hidden hard Brexit’ for food and drink exporters?

Food and Drink Federation 16 March 2018

Report from the Food and Drink Federation which looks at the impact of origin requirements on EU-UK trade in foodstuffs after Brexit. Five case studies of common food products help to demonstrate the ways in which different approaches to origin requirements could impact current supply and distribution models. The report concludes with a series of recommendations for government.

Brexit and the implications for UK business: Automotive inquiry

House of Commons 28 February 2018

Report from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee on how the interests of the automotive sector should best be pursued, both in the negotiating process and post-Brexit. Examines a range of issues including tariff barriers, non-tariff barriers, regulation, trade opportunities, skills, R&D and transitional arrangements.

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