Detail of outcome
The consultation ran for seven weeks from 9 August 2021 to 21 September 2021 and received 66 responses from a variety of stakeholders (businesses, charities and NGOs) representing all four nations of the UK.
The key themes emerging from the responses were:
The frequency of DAG meetings, including the use of virtual meetings and other online tools, and the topics of discussion, whether thematic or issue-focused.
Transparency around the TCA engagement structures including the publication of membership lists, minutes and papers produced.
The importance of the membership of both fora to have relevant expertise, technical knowledge and representation from all four nations of the UK.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on how the Government should engage with business and civil society groups on implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) through the Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) and the Civil Society Forum (CSF).