The economic impacts of Brexit on the UK


City-REDI, supported by ESRC, the Scottish Government, Policy Scotland and The UK in a Changing EU, are hosting a devolved administrations summit to bring together political and business leaders, together with academics and civil society organisations to discuss the likely impact of Brexit on the devolved administrations and to discuss the types of actions that need to be taken in the crucial months ahead.

12.00pm Arrivals and lunch

12.45pm Welcome address

This session is devoted to welcoming the delegates and participants to the workshop:

  • Professor Raquel Ortega Argiles, City-REDI – University of Birmingham
  • Professor Anand Menon, The UK in a Changing Europe
  • Simon Fuller, Deputy Director – Economic Analysis, Scottish Government

Welcome and a short background to the challenges that Brexit brings to the devolved administrations

1.15pm Regional impacts of Brexit: Devolved Nations

  • Professor Philip McCann, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Kim Swales, Strathclyde University, (Main conclusions of the regional analysis with special focus on the devolved nations)
  • Jonathan Price, Chief Economist, Welsh Government, Main conclusions of the Brexit analysis for Scotland
  • Shane Murphy, Chief Economist, Northern Ireland Government, Main conclusions of the Brexit analysis for Wales
  • Professor David Bell, Stirling University, Main conclusions of the Brexit analysis for Northern Ireland
  • Chair: Frank van Oor

2.30pm Coffee Break

3.00pm Devolved nations: competitiveness challenges

  • Professor Frank van Oort, Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  • Dr. Andrew Moxey, Pareto Consulting (Main conclusions of the competitiveness website)
  • Professor Aileen Stockdale, Queen’s University of Belfast Main conclusions of the agricultural sector analysis – special focus on the devolved administrations
  • Dr. Crispian Fuller, Cardiff University (Commentary notes on the presentation from the perspective of Northern Ireland) Commentary notes on the presentation from the perspective of Wales
  • Chair: Raquel Ortega-Argiles

4.00pm Devolved administrations’ Brexit policy challenges

  • Dr. Chloe Billing, City-REDI The University of Birmingham
  • Dr. Katy Hayward, Queen’s University of Belfast, Brexit policy initiatives and activities taking place in the UK to prepare for Brexit.
  • Mairi Angela Gougeon, MSP and CoR, Brexit policy challenges for Northern Ireland
  • Dr. Joanne Hunt, Cardiff University, Brexit policy challenges for Scotland
  • Des McNulty, Policy Scotland, Brexit policy challenges for Wales, Brexit policy challenges for the devolved administrations
  • Chair: Philip McCann

4.45pm Closing speech – Professor Raquel Ortega-Argiles

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