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Business and voluntary group leaders to discuss Government contact on work of UK-EU trade bodies

10 September 2021

The European Scrutiny Committee hears from leading figures from industry, business and the voluntary sector on Government engagement on the work of the bodies set up in the UK-EU trade deal and their role in setting policy.

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement, to give the deal its full name, set up a framework through which problems arising in conducting business following Brexit can be resolved. Some of the bodies have the power to change of the details of the deal itself and cover important parts of the agreement like travel and fishing rights.  


The little understood structure of the bodies, their functions and powers are the subject of an inquiry by the European Scrutiny Committee that seeks to map out the framework and provide a better understanding of how the new deal will likely work in practice. 




Wednesday 15 September


At 2.30pm

  • Mike Cherry OBE, National Chairman, Federation of Small Business
  • Sean McGuire, Brussels Director, Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • Sarah Vibert, Interim Chief Executive, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

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