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Creative and retail industry bodies give evidence to Brexit inquiry

3 November 2016

The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee hears from creative and retail industry bodies as part of their inquiry on Brexit: future UK and EU trade in services.


Thursday 3 November in Committee Room 3a, Palace of Westminster

At 10.10am

  • Mr John McVay, Chief Executive, PACT;
  • Mr Adam Minns, Executive Directive, COBA; and
  • Ms Alice Enders, Head of Research, Enders Analysis

At 11.10am

  • Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Aberdeen and Chair of Universities UK Policy Research Network Committee;
  • Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers;
  • Ray Symons, Head of EU Affairs, British Retail Consortium; and
  • Kurt Janson, Policy Director, Tourism Alliance.

Likely Questions

Possible questions for witnesses include:

  • What would relying on WTO membership, a Free Trade Agreement or membership of the European Economic Area mean for the UK's creative industries trade with the EU?
  • How significant is the UK's withdrawal from the EU for UK retailers engaged in e-commerce, and those establishing stores in other EU Member States?
  • What should the Government do in trade negotiations to sustain the UK's global status in Higher Education services?
  • How would changes to the principle of free movement affect the tourism and health sectors?

Further Information

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