Brexit: Job advert reveals UK trade dispute plans
The government has revealed through a job advert how it plans to tackle unfair trade after Brexit.
A new body called the UK Trade Remedies Organisation will be set up to tackle allegations of unfair competition and investigate complaints.
The online advert for a digital design lead said the organisation needs to be up and running by October 2018 – ahead of the UK’s exit in March 2019.
The UK can then enforce its own trade rules – a job currently done by the EU.
“This is a challenging deadline and the Trade Remedies Implementation Team is being formed to ensure this is effectively delivered on time,” read the advert.
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The organisation will be an “arm’s length body” of the Department for International Trade.
The group’s implementation team – which the new recruit will join – will be responsible for hiring 130 staff and designing the organisation, including its IT, HR and finance structures.
However, prospective candidates have been warned they will be working in a “changing and uncertain environment”, with changes to policy possible as “thinking develops”, as legislation moves through parliament, and because of the on-going negotiation with the EU.
“This is a brand new function in the UK and delivering a fully functional and fit-for-purpose organisation by October 2018 is a huge challenge,” read the advert.
The job offers a salary of between £48,483 and £56,370.