Brexit and the UK in the world: what lies ahead?

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Sir Charles Wilson Building University of Glasgow

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Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, examines what might lie ahead for the UK after Brexit.

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Brexit will re-make the UK's relationship with the EU but also change the country's wider place in the world. In this talk Philip Rycroft, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, will examine what might lie ahead.

He will look at the options for the new relationship with the EU. He will ask how the UK will need to adapt if it is to influence policy decisions of the EU as a third country.

He will look at the interaction between a trade deal with the EU and trade deals with other countries. And he will ask what this might mean for the UK's influence in the world.

About Philip Rycroft

Philip Rycroft was Permanent Secretary of DExEU, the Department for Exiting the European Union, from October 2017 to March 2019, responsible for leading the department in its work on the Government’s preparations for Brexit.

He joined the Scottish Office in 1989 and became Deputy Head of the new Scottish Executive's Policy Unit in 1999. In 2009 he joined the UK government in the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, and following a year in the private sector, became the Director-General of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office in the Cabinet Office in 2012.

After the 2015 general election he took on the roles of the Second Permanent Secretary and Head of the UK Governance Group. He joined DExEU as its Second Permanent Secretary in 2016 prior to becoming Permanent Secretary.

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Sir Charles Wilson Building University of Glasgow

3 Kelvin Way

Glasgow

G12 8NN

United Kingdom

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