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Impact of BREXIT on Regulated Businesses and EU funding


On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom expressed via a Referendum its wish to leave the European Union, triggering a complex process of withdrawal. 

The final arrangement, to be agreed between the UK and the EU in the coming months and years, will have a significant impact on trade and a whole host of other issues. Participation in EU funding programmes such as Horizon 2020 will also present challenges for British organisations.

 The enemy of sound planning and business development is the current state of uncertainty. To prepare for the imminent changes, you will need to understand how Brexit will impact your sector and organisation in the short and long term as well as the Institutional landscape and key decision makers involved.

Schuman Associates has been working with clients for successful business continuity and strategies to position around the new realities that Brexit will present in the coming year. We have carried out extensive research in areas such as the impact of EU funding in the areas of education, research and culture. Evaluating the policy and regulatory impacts for regulated industries such as aviation, banking and pharma.

If you would like to understand our unique approach to Brexit we would be delighted to hear from you, addressing areas such as:

  • What lessons can be learned on how other third countries have negotiated their relationship with the EU, notably in terms of access to EU markets and funds
  • What sources of EU funding UK organisation may lose after Brexit, and what steps could be taken to mitigate any loss.
  • Timing and likely scenarios in terms of future access to the single market and consequential impacts.


"The British Council commissioned Schuman Associates to perform a strategic analysis of the impact of the EU Referendum on the access to funding for the UK's Education and Culture sectors. The work done by Schuman Associates was of outstanding quality for its clarity in quantitative and qualitative terms, and offered insightful proposals to address this impact. This no doubt stems from their extensive experience of the EU as well as their astute understanding of the British Council requirements in this study."

Krzys Jurek, Head EU Office , British Council Brussels -

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