ADS welcomes today’s proposals on important areas for aerospace, aviation, defence and security in negotiating guidelines published by the European Council.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) publishes its report on Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement today, calling for UK suppliers to be supported in counteracting any negative impact from Brexit.
The Home Affairs Committee today published its report on UK-EU security cooperation after Brexit. Responding to the report, ADS agreed that continuing security cooperation should be a priority area for negotiations and it is especially important for the security sector that UK involvement in collaborative R&D programmes continues.
Today’s announcement is an important step forward in achieving the comprehensive and ambitious deal that industry needs to remain competitive after Brexit. However, there is still a long way to go and it is vital that negotiators continue to put jobs and prosperity first.
Aerospace trade association ADS welcomes the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s call for continued UK membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and for any new customs barriers after Brexit to be kept to a minimum.
Following today’s announcement by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson that the baseline profit rate for single source defence contracts would fall to 6.81 per cent, ADS said further reductions could put long-term investment in the industry at risk.
National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill presented the 13th annual ADS Security Innovation Award to Agilent Technologies on the opening day of Security & Policing 2018 in Farnborough.
Today’s proposal from the Prime Minister to seek continued UK membership of EU agencies that regulate aerospace and chemicals offers welcome reassurance to our industries over the Government’s plans for Brexit.
Responding to comments made by the Secretary of State for International Trade, the UK’s aerospace, defence, security and space trade association ADS said a customs union agreement with the EU after Brexit would support continued growth in exports from the UK both inside and outside the EU27.