UK Internal Market with Ashley Ibbett, Director General, Trade, Europe & Analysis, BEIS
Join us at this roundtable with Ashley Ibbett, Director General, Trade, Europe & Analysis, at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to discuss the UK internal market.
The UK government is consulting on new White Paper measures to protect internal trade within the UK when powers return from the EU in January 2021. Measures will protect the UK’s economy by preventing new burdens on business and provide certainty to support coronavirus recovery. The proposals aim to balance the principles and successes of devolution, with the need to provide regulatory clarity to businesses, ensuring that rules and standards across the UK are mutually recognised, so that trade is as easy for business as possible.
Director General, Trade, Europe & AnalysisDepartment for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Ashley joined TEA in September 2019 having previously worked as Clean Electricity Director in BEIS. He has held a variety of roles in the Civil Service in BEIS, DECC, BIS, BERR, DIUS, (briefly) DPEI and DTI, ranging from European competition policy to international science and innovation and including a spell as Principal Private Secretary to three successive DECC Secretaries of State; and in the Cabinet Office, where he was Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary.