Aim & Objectives
Since the decision was made to leave the European Union in June 2016, both leave and remain supporters have been starting to consider the economic impact that Brexit will have on the UK economy.
The second quarter of 2017 has seen the economy in the UK rise by 0.3%, whilst many analysts still believe that Brexit will ultimately be largely detrimental to the economy.
Reviewing the future of Brexit and how it will impact UK economics, this course is designed to inform delegates on how the changing economic climate will inform planning both pre and post Brexit.
Discussion and debate will be had, considering various possible Brexit scenarios and how best to approach them, making ‘Brexit Economics- An Introduction’ interactive and accessible to its attendees.
Who should attend?
The course will be beneficial for anyone who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the economic implications of Brexit. This could include officials from across central and local government who need to plan for the effects of Brexit, as well as those providing input into the negotiations. Attendees from the private and voluntary sectors who need to influence government policy will also find this very useful, alongside leaders of business that are likely to be affected by Brexit.
Benefits of attending the course
This workshop is designed to help delegates:
- Understand the implications of different types of Brexit for the UK’s economy
- Understand potential barriers to trade and the economic arguments for free trade
- Consider challenges related to tariffs, other trade barriers, trade agreements, protecting standards and freedom of movement
- Be introduced to some of the specific economic language around trade and international negotiations
- Understand different levels of economic integration and the tensions in negotiating these
- Appreciate the challenges of assessing the costs and benefits of Brexit
- Introduction, course welcome and structure
- The economics of trade
- Brexit Scenarios: Case studies and exercise
- Economics of Future Trade deals
- Assessing the cost and benefits