Brexit and Regional Services Exports
Dr Ingo Borchert, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Sussex; Fellow, UK Trade Policy Observatory
Anastassia Beliakova, Head of Trade Policy, British Chambers of Commerce
Professor Philip McCann, Professor of Urban and Regional Economics, Sheffield University Management School
Chair: Adam Ward, Deputy Director, Chatham House
This event will focus on UK services exports - a relevant but neglected area in the Brexit debate. In particular, the panel will go beyond trade at the national level and describe the rich pattern by which the main UK regions engage in exporting services.
UK regions differ in the kinds of services they are producing and to which destinations these services are exported. In order to gauge the exposure to a potential deterioration of market access for services to the EU, we describe in detail the distribution of services exports across regions and sectors, covering both cross-border trade in services and services inputs embodied in manufacturing exports. Importantly, the speakers will consider the extent to which services exports are directed towards EU markets at a regionally disaggregated level and how the impact of Brexit may be felt differently across UK regions.
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