The triggering of Article 50 is imminent; the UK is about to start the formal process of withdrawal from the European Union.
For the civil service, this will signal the next stage in a task that has been described as ‘having few, if any, parallels in complexity’ by Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary.
The Institute for Government in partnership with UK in a Changing Europe asked:
- What will the next couple of years have in store?
- How will the shape of the civil service need to adapt to life outside the EU?
- How has the civil service risen to the challenge of Brexit?
Sarah Healey, Director General at Department for Exiting the EU, and Professor Anand Menon, Director of the UK in a Changing Europe discussed these questions.
This event was chaired by Jill Rutter, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.
Read our report with the UK in a Changing Europe, The civil service after Article 50
Listen to the audio below