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Understanding and mitigating the risks of Brexit at local level

Albert Suite 5 - Hilton Hotel - Liverpool
Social Sciences
Monday 24th September 2018 (12:30-13:30)
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This is a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference. 

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Findings from the University of Birmingham suggest that the UK’s cities and regions which voted for Brexit are also the most economically dependent on EU markets for their prosperity and viability. With differing sectoral and trade compositions between regions across the country, it is vitally important to consider regional vulnerabilities in the UK-EU negotiations. With Brexit fast approaching, this panel will discuss how we can overcome the challenges of Brexit at local level to ensure that the UK is politically, socially, as well as economically sustainable for future generations. 

Chair: Rebecca Riley, Business Director, City-REDI


  • Raquel Ortega-Argilés, Professor of Regional Economic Development, City-REDI
  • Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK
  • Jenny Chapman MP, Shadow Minister for Exiting the EU
  • Neena Gill, MEP for the West Midlands 
  • Anne Green, Professor of Regional Economic Development, City-REDI
  • Professor Anand Menon, Director of UK in a Changing Europe

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