MacKay Hannah

The UK Internal Market Act 2020: Understanding what it means for business, politics, law and the constitution


10:00 Chair's Opening Remarks
Richard Kerley,  Professor of Management, Queen Margaret University

10:05 Understanding the UK Internal Market Act 2020
Jess Sargeant, Senior Researcher, Institute for Government

  • What does the Act cover and why was it needed?
  • The future for regulation and standards across the UK
  • Issues when the Act was a Bill: resolved and unresolved

10:20 Consequences and implications of the Act: Business, politics, law and the constitution
Professor Michael Dougan, Professor of European Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, University of Liverpool

  • The Act and the relationship between Westminster and devolved governments
  • Constitutional and political flashpoints
  • Economics, business and law: Where will it help, where will it hinder?

10:35 The Act in practice: Dealing with the detail 
Lynda Towers, Director of Public Law, Morton Fraser

  • What difference does the Act make?
  • Thinking about challenges for the private and public sectors
  • A legal perspective on intended and unintended consequences of the Act

10:50-11:00 Discussion and Q&A
Richard Kerley,  Professor of Management, Queen Margaret University

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