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Brexit and Government Procurement

Chatham House, London


Dr Kamala Dawar, Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Sussex and Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory
Professor Alasdair Smith, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex
Dr Swati Dhingra, Lecturer in Economics, LSE
Chair: Professor Jim Rollo CMG, Deputy Director UK Trade Policy Observatory, Emeritus Professor of European Economics and Associate Fellow Chatham House


The sheer value of public procurement contracts make them important both economically and for providing society with essential public goods, services and infrastructure. Yet, Brexit could fragment government procurement policy within the UK, as well as disrupt the UK’s relationship with the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA) and other preferential procurement agreements.

At this meeting, the speaker will look at some of the legal issues that will affect the UK’s public procurement laws and policies following Brexit. She will put forward a response to some of the potentially negative consequences of Brexit that could undermine value for money, transparency and competition within the UK’s lucrative markets for government procurement contracts. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.