Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Parliamentary briefing: House of Commons debate on exiting the European Union and global trade

Parliamentary briefing: House of Commons debate on exiting the European Union and global trade

​On 6 July 2017, the House of Commons will hold a general debate on exiting the European Union and global trade. This debate represents an opportunity for parliamentarians to ensure that the UK’s world-leading higher education sector is a central consideration in any future bilateral or multilateral deals which are negotiated following Brexit.

This briefing outlines some ways in which future free trade agreements could impact the UK university sector, provides initial recommendations for the government in upcoming negotiations, and outlines further work Universities UK is undertaking to strengthen our evidence base on this issue.​

News

University leaders warn against No Deal as vital research comes under threat

4 January 2019
University leaders have written to politicians and government to warn of the risks for research, staff and students if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

A ‘no deal’ Brexit: implications for universities and minimising risk

29 November 2018
At a Universities UK (UUK) conference to be held today, Thursday 29 November, delegates will consider how universities can address the implications of Brexit.

Blog

Budget 2018 – key points for universities

30 October 2018
While there were no headline policies on higher education this year, Mark Condren digs into the documents underpinning the Budget to find announcements of interest to universities.

Anything for universities at the Labour and Conservative conferences?

4 October 2018
Political Affairs Officer Mark Condren rounds up events from the 2018 Labour and Conservative party conferences, with a particular lookout for any university-related discussions.