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Life Sciences

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL14067, tabled on 26 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a no-deal Brexit could have on growth in the UK life sciences sector.

Answered on

5 March 2019

On 28th November 2018 the Government laid before Parliament the document entitled, “EU Exit: Long-term economic analysis” which was intended to facilitate parliamentary scrutiny ahead of the Meaningful Vote on the final deal. The purpose of this analysis was to illustrate high level impacts on the UK from different EU Exit scenarios. It included associated costs for five broad sector groups across the economy, which together cover the majority of the UK economy and all traded goods and services:

○ Manufactured Goods

○ Agri-food;

○ Services (Non-Financial and Non-Networks);

○ Financial Services;

○ Networks;

Extensive engagement has also taken place and is continuing between Government and the life sciences sector, to better understand the implications of different no-deal scenarios on the sector.