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Committee publishes aerospace industry Brexit evidence

20 November 2017

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee publishes the written evidence for its inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the aerospace industry.

The Committee has received written evidence submissions from the ADS Group, Aerospace Technology Institute, Airbus, Boeing, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), GMB, Royal Aeronautical Society, UK Trade Policy Observatory, and Unite the Union.

Increased customs checks

Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, said:

"The evidence we have received suggests the impact of Brexit and increased customs checks could mean a potential £1.5bn in added costs for the UK aerospace sector. 

That is extremely worrying and risks making our aerospace industry less competitive and driving up costs at a crucial time for our economy.   The extra costs could have a negative impact on future investment decisions.

Our committee is keen to hear from the industry what it wants from the Government to ease their uncertainties and ensure the smoothest possible transition as we leave the EU."

Manufacturing, jobs and regulation examined

The written evidence submissions are published ahead of the Committee public evidence session on Tuesday. The session examines the impact of Brexit on aerospace, including manufacturing, jobs and regulation.

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