Comment on Brexit impact assessments

Commenting on the Brexit impact assessments published today by the Exiting the EU Committee, Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), said: 

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“For reports that purport to analyse the impact of Brexit on different sectors, what leaps out at you is the total absence of analysis. Search, and you do not find.

“If a GSCE student turned this in as a summary of key statistics, they’d merit about a B+ for effort. But you’d like to think that senior ministers and their civil servants would be some way above that standard.

“We are due to leave the European Union in just over a year’s time – and judging by this set of documents, David Davis’s department hasn’t a clue what impact that will have and what the key challenges are for our electricity system, for North Sea oil and gas, or anything else relating to energy and climate change.”