The summer break is coming to an end and it’s back to school for bureaucrats and politicians in both Brussels and Westminster alike. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called a cabinet meeting for Wednesday on Brexit with ministers expected to bring their Brexit homework with them ready for reviewing.
FTI Consulting takes this opportunity to renew its series of specialist reviews on Brexit topics. In this snapshot we explore the challenges surrounding the much discussed issue of trade which is now front and centre of the Brexit debate. The first challenge is just how a future UK trade relationship will look with the EU after Brexit actually happens. Commentators will be watching this first cabinet meeting after the summer break for the first real clues as to the UK strategy. In turn, this will help determine just how the UK establishes its global trade strategy going forward.