Today BritishAmerican Business launches its Policy Agenda for 2019/20. The Policy Agenda is BAB’s annual flagship policy publication, outlining key issues of relevance to the transatlantic business community for the year to come, such as infrastructure investment, the future of the UK-EU relationship, and ensuring workers are trained in line with our changing societal needs. This years’ BAB Policy Agenda outlines three overarching fields with nine specific areas where action from government and regulators can propel both the UK and US economies towards a stronger, closer and more prosperous future.
On 24 May 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to resign as Prime Minister. She will stand down as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June (after President Trump’s visit and D-Day commemorations), and as Prime Minister as soon as the Conservative Party has chosen a successor. Her tenure in office had been looking increasingly challenged for some time. The immediate trigger for her resignation was her final attempt to get her Brexit deal done, which included the offer of the possibility of a further referendum. This proved more than her party could accept, and the party would have forced her out of office had she not agreed to resign. Our diverse global team is closely following every twist and turn of Brexit and the political, legal and public policy issues that may influence Brexit or be impacted by it, such as the UK- and EU-US trade talks. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions.
The European Parliament (EP) elections take place every five years to determine the currently 751 directly elected representatives of European citizens constituting the EP. The delayed Brexit deadline (now 31 October 2019) meant that the UK was required to participate in these elections. Therefore, all 28 member states took part in the world’s largest transnational election from 23 – 26 May 2019. At nearly 51%, turnout was higher than in recent elections, but ranged from 88% in Belgium to somewhere around 20% in certain central and eastern European countries. Our publication assesses the elections outcome, implications and next steps for the EU.
The University of Bath, UK, are one of the newest Community Partners of BABC Northern California, with a large community of alumni on the West Coast. Professional placements/internships are an integral part of the University's undergraduate degrees, with students taking up to a one-year placement during their third year of study.