Brexit and automotives: business reaction to EU withdrawal agreement
3 December 2018
The automotive industry is the focus of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee's fourth, and final, evidence session on the reaction of business to the Brexit withdrawal agreement and political declaration.
- Watch Parliament TV: Brexit and the implications for UK business: Automotive
- Inquiry: Brexit and the implications for UK business: Automotive
- Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Purpose of the session
The session with Tony Walker CBE, Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe and Sydney Nash, Senior Policy Manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) will examine how the sector sees the Prime Minister's proposed deal. The Committee will also ask about the potential consequences of ‘no deal' and question the panel on the proposed outline future relationship with the EU.
The Committee's report published in March warned against the impact of no-deal and found that non-tariff barriers, in the form of border delays and increased bureaucracy, would also impact on UK competitiveness.
The meeting follows previous sessions last week with representatives from the pharmaceuticals, food and drink sector and the aerospace industry - part of a series of meetings exploring the views of business on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Earlier this year, the Committee published a series of reports examining the impact of Brexit on five sectors of the UK economy.
Tuesday 4 December 2018, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster
- Tony Walker CBE, Managing Director, Toyota Motor Europe
- Sydney Nash, Senior Policy Manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders