Beginning Brexit: Understanding how Brexit will affect services and business in Scotland
Thu 2nd Mar 2017
Edinburgh, Morton Fraser Lawyers
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This conference, run in association with the Fraser of Allander Institute, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde and supported by Morton Fraser, maps out the implications for Scottish businesses and public services of the UK leaving the EU.
It discusses how lawmaking and regulation will be affected, the implications for the strategic planning and delivery of trade and commerce, the impact on the delivery and procurement of public services and the likely consequences for public finances and the economy.
How long will it take to negotiate Brexit? Is it a commercial threat or opportunity? Does it have negative or positive implications for our public services? What will its legal implications mean for UK and Scottish collaboration with the EU and the rest of the world in areas such as business, justice, research and higher education, transport and our core export sectors?
This conference will examine what you need to know now in order to start to plan ahead for the consequences of the Brexit negotiations, whether you are involved in delivering public services or running a business.
Whatever happens with Brexit, public services will still have to be delivered in Scotland and business will still need to trade inside and outside the EU. Now is the time to think about which questions are the right ones to ask to minimise risk and uncertainty and plan for a successful future.
Some of the core areas to be discussed include:
- What happens once UK and Scottish lawmaking is disconnected from the EU?
- What does Brexit mean for the delivery of public services?
- How will Brexit affect public finances?
- The economic implications of Brexit for jobs, investment and growth
- What are the implications of leaving the EU for collaboration on research, development, science, and higher education?
- Considerations for business, trade and commerce: Access to the EU and to other markets
- Out of the EU but where and how may compliance still be required?
- Learning from Norway?
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Michael Russell MSP
Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, Scottish Government
Director, Message Matters
former Head of Office in Scotland, The European Parliament
Professor Russel Griggs OBE
Chair - Scottish Government Independent Advisory Regulatory Review Group
Partner - Head of Infrastructure and Government, KPMG in the UK
Assistant Director, Audit Scotland
Director, Fraser of Allander Institute, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
Director of Public Law, Morton Fraser
Head of Economic Modelling, Fraser of Allander Institute, University of Strathclyde
Professor of Economics & Vice Dean (Research) Strathclyde Business School
Alastair Ross FCIPR
Assistant Director, Head of Public Policy (Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) at Association of British Insurers
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All of the speakers were very articulate and I was satisfied with the conference overall.