BiE launched a policy report on Brexit: Opportunities, Challenges and the Road Ahead, on 25 October 2016, with a roundtable event at the British Academy.
The report brings together academic scholars, barristers, legal professionals, business leaders and educational experts, and makes policy recomnmendations in relation to a wide range of areas affected by Brexit, from constitutional law to business and immigration, and from security to culture to judicial cooperation and environmental protection.
The 100-page report argues that Brexit will bring acute challenges to everything from business to human rights, and international trade to higher education.
It urges the UK Government to retain a strong international outlook to effectively tackle these challenges. Among its reccomendations, it states that:
The Government must ensure that businesses remain able to source expertise and specialist skills from the EU
The imposition of tariffs must be avoided
Universities need to remain open to the best ideas and knowledge wherever they come from
The Government must safeguard the current attractiveness of the UK as a primary destination for corporate and financial restructuring