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The United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union presents major challenges for the UK but those challenges differ for the nations and regions of the UK and for different sectors of the economy and society.

The presentations and discussion for this seminar will cover selected two issues of particular relevance to the regions of England, particularly the North of England:

• Constitutional issues and the structure of Government
• Brexit, UK Manufacturing, and Industrial Policy

Brexit and the North of England will be the fifth in a series of ESRC-funded seminars that focus particularly on the impacts leaving the EU will have (i) for devolved government and public policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the regions of England and (ii) for Ireland.

Chair: Professor Eleanor Spaventa (Director of the Durham European Law Institute)

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Tom Mullen (Professor of Law, University of Glasgow)

Brexit: the Constitutional issues, the structure of UK Government and the impact on England’s regions

This presentation considers the constitutional processes for implementing Brexit. How are the interests of the regions of England taken into account in those processes? How will the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, once it is enacted, affect post-Brexit law and public policy in the UK and what will be the impact on England’s regions?

David Bailey (Professor of Industrial Strategy, Aston Business School)

Brexit, UK Manufacturing, and Industrial Policy (with particular focus on the automotive industry)

The UK’s automotive industry has been one of the ‘star performers’ of the UK economy in recent years – unlike most other manufacturing sectors. Output has increased by over 60% since 2010 and there has been over £8bn worth of investment in the industry in the last four years. The industry supports some 800,000 jobs in the UK. The industry has benefited from EU membership.

So what might Brexit mean for the UK automotive sector (Nissan being prominent in North East England), and in turn for industrial policy in the UK? This presentation considers short run impacts, before turning to the impact of uncertainty on Foreign Direct Investment inflows and then the nature of a possible trading relationship. Some concluding thoughts highlight the need for a renewed industrial policy to support UK auto and manufacturing.


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