The Government yesterday (2 February) published its White Paper: ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’. The paper sets out the themes of the Government’s goals for its negotiations with the EU, as announced by Prime Minister Theresa May last month in her Lancaster House speech.
Pagefield has produced a summary of the White Paper, which you can find here. The team has also listed some key next steps below for organisations planning to engage with government over Brexit in the coming months.
- With the Government pledging to engage as widely as possible, particularly through the Great Repeal Bill, it is vital that organisations strategically plan areas of interest to promote, defend or amend.
- As government plans to consult with as many organisations, institutions and representatives as possible, it will be important to engage with a wide range of influencers. In Parliament this includes opposition parties, backbenchers, relevant select committees and peers. More widely, it will also be important where appropriate to engage with devolved administrations, who will be working with government via the Joint Ministerial Committee.
- Where possible and appropriate, the convening of industry or sector working groups with a set of defined ‘asks’ will raise issues up government’s post Brexit agenda.
- Organisations should aim to be positive and solutions focused in their engagement with government.
- Pagefield will over the coming months be convening high level events that connect business with government and other policy influencers. For more information please get in touch with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org.