UKFT and BFC launched the Industry Government Forum to help identify key priorities for the sector, particularly in light of the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit. The forum, which will be held regularly, will help to identify key priorities for the industry and shape UKFT and BFC’s interactions with government both in the short and long term.
The two organisations are closely aligned in three areas: supporting people and talent, helping businesses to trade, and shaping the sustainable future of the UK fashion and textile industry.
Adam Mansell, CEO of UKFT, said: “A large part of what UKFT and BFC do is to support the industry with changes to government policy that will impact fashion and textile businesses, whether that be to gather evidence of impact to advocate change, minimise any negative impacts, or maximise opportunities.
“As a large and complex industry, it is important that we work together to represent the interests of UK fashion and textiles to secure the best trading environment for our sector.”
Caroline Rush, CEO of BFC, said: “We have launched this forum to share with the industry the conversations about issues we are engaged in, but also how collectively we work with Government on industrial strategy and future proofing the industry from making trade with the EU work, restarting retail, tourism to a sustainable fashion future.”
Read more about the sessions below.
INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT FORUM: Covid-19 & Brexit
INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT FORUM: Talent & IP
INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT FORUM: Trade & Tariffs
INDUSTRY GOVERNMENT FORUM: Exhaustion of IP rights
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