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Businesses and Brexit preparedness - Business Committee hears from industry & business

4 December 2020

On Tuesday 8 December, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee will be holding a session on businesses and Brexit preparedness, hearing from witnesses from sectors including food and drink, financial and related professional services, plastics, and the automotive industry.

The session on Tuesday is likely to examine issues including the current position of the sectors in relation to Brexit preparedness, issues around the potential impact of border delays, the level of Government support and engagement for business preparedness, and the potential impact of no deal.

The Committee has also published today 17 written evidence submissions on businesses and Brexit preparedness. Full list of submissions included further below.


Tuesday 8 December - remote participation by witnesses and Committee members

At 10.30am

  • Ian Wright CBE, Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation;
  • Miles Celic, Chief Executive, TheCityUK
  • Lloyd Mulkerrins, Policy Manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
  • Philip Law, Director General, British Plastics Federation

At 11.45am

  • Joe Marshall, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government
  • Jess Sargeant, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government

Earlier this week, Darren Jones, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee wrote to Alok Sharma [letter available via link] to express the Committee's “deep regret” at the Secretary of State’s refusal to attend the evidence hearing examining business preparedness for Brexit and asking him to reconsider.

Written evidence submissions

  1. Arla Foods UK (BBP0002)
  2. Japan and Tobacco International (BBP0003)
  3. OGUK - UK offshore oil and gas industry (BBP0004)
  4. ICAEW - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (BBP0005)
  5. Dr Ilias Basioudis (BBP0006)
  6. Mineral Products Association (BBP0007)
  7. Chartered Management Institute (BBP0008)
  8. Law Society of England and Wales (BBP0009)
  9. Information Commissioner’s Office (BBP0010)
  10. Chartered Institute of Building (BBP0011)
  11. Teva (BBP0012)
  12. ABTA, The Travel Association (BBP0013)
  13. ADS -trade association for the UK’s aerospace, defence, security, and space industries (BBP0014)
  14. North East England Chamber of Commerce (BBP0015)
  15. Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association (BBP0016)
  16. Sage (BBP0017)
  17. Association of Convenience Stores (BBP0018)

Further information

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