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15 Nov 2017

Government economists and analysts visit Loughborough University

On 8 November, representatives from the Department of International Trade (DTI) and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy visited the School of Business and Economics.

The group consisted of eight senior Government economists and analysts, who are visiting universities in the Midlands.

The DTI is engaged in the process of negotiating trade agreements after Brexit, as well as promoting exports. They delivered a presentation of their draft research agenda on the day, with members from the School of Business and Economics also giving presentations of their own areas of interest in relation to Brexit.

Organiser of the Loughborough Brexit Advisory Group, Dr Huw Edwards said: “The visit was very productive, and we received a very warm message of thanks from Catherine Barber, Deputy Director of Trade who headed the visiting delegation.

“They have expressed a lot of interest in our work, and are keen to build an ongoing relationship with Loughborough, as they build up post-Brexit trade negotiation capacity.”