Please see below a list of my recent work on Brexit and a collection of interesting or useful resources:
The entry for Brexit — the term most often used to describe the U.K.’s exit from the bloc — contains four sub-definitions in the briefing document, which was published by the House of Commons library on Monday.
Institution of Civil Engineers’ Brexit Infrastructure Group
Question No: 2017/2464
Following the triggering of Article 50 the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Brexit Infrastructure Group published a three point plan calling on the Government to:
- Consolidate the UK’s status as an attractive location for infrastructure investment;
- Avoid a self-inflicted skills crisis;
- Use the Industrial Strategy to exploit the UK’s emerging status as a global leader in infrastructure innovation and technology.
The three point plan can be read here.<https://www.ice.org.uk/getattachment/media-and-policy/policy/securing-benefits-of-infrastructure-post-brexit/securing-the-benefits-of-infrastructure-in-a-post-brexit-world.pdf.aspx>
How can the Mayor support the recommendations of the plan?
Written response from the Mayor
I reiterate my call that government devolve a range of fiscal powers to London to enable me to unlock investment opportunities for infrastructure.
I have established a taskforce called Skills for Londoners to develop a skills strategy for London that will seek to address emerging challenges; however I believe that London’s skills challenge can immediately be reduced if government guaranteed the status of EU citizens living in London, providing certainty for a range of people and businesses.
I recently submitted a response to the government’s Industrial Strategy which acknowledged the importance of London’s advanced urban services sector.
The GLA’s work on infrastructure has recognised the importance of technology, ingenuity and innovation, displayed in projects like the construction of the Elizabeth Line.