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UK-EU relations

techUK remains engaged in shaping the direction of EU regulation for the tech industry. Our members operate across many markets of the EU and Brussels laws often have an effect beyond the EU’s borders. The UK is also forging its own independent policy. techUK works towards building common ground, while understanding the impact of divergence in areas of interest. We are working with our umbrella organisations in Brussels, DigitalEurope and the European Services Forum, to shape the conversation.

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As the new relationship takes effect there may be some disruption. techUK remains in close contact with the UK Government to alert them to any impacts on businesses, please get in touch with any impacts that you are facing at [email protected]

Are you ready to trade with Europe?

The Brexit Trade Deal, what does it mean for the tech sector?

The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement sets the new terms of trade for business from 1 January 2021

The end of the transition period, how does the tech sector prepare?

Businesses must be prepared for new trading arrangements which come into effect on 1 January 2021

Understanding UK-EU data flows, what does data adequacy mean?

The European Commission has given its approval of the UK’s data protection regime. But what does this decision say and what does it mean for UK-EU data flows in the long run?

Webinars and Podcasts to help you understand the new rules

A series of audio and visual materials to help you understand the new rules for doing business between the UK and EU



techUK · The techUK Podcast Episode 23 - Brexit, what do I do? And what comes next?


Tech Tracks: Comparing UK and EU Tech Policy

techUK is launching a series of discussions on key digital regulation developments in London and Brussels, that will run once a month throughout 2021. Below are the events currently available in this series:



techUK answers Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs on the movement of people and workers after the transition period

Frequently asked questions on the movement of people to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU.

FAQs on importing and exporting goods after the transition period

Frequently asked questions on importing and exporting goods to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU

FAQs on data flows after the transition period

Frequently asked questions on data flows to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU

FAQs on business regulations after the transition period

Frequently asked questions on business regulations to help your tech business prepare for the UK’s new relationship with the EU


Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Head of Policy, techUK

As Head of Policy Neil leads techUK's domestic policy development. He regularly engages with UK and Devolved Government Ministers, senior civil servants and Members of the UK’s Parliaments with the aim of supporting government and industry to work together to make the UK the best place to start, scale and develop technology companies.

Neil joined techUK in 2019 to lead on techUK’s engagement in the UK-EU Brexit trade deal negotiations, as well as leading on economic policy.

He has a background in the UK Parliament and in social research. Neil holds a masters degree in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in International Politics from City, University of London.

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Sabina Ciofu

Sabina Ciofu

Head of EU and Trade Policy , techUK

Sabina leads techUK's international policy and engagement. Based in Brussels, she manages our EU policy priorities as well as our international trade agenda.

Sabina leads techUK’s engagement with the European Union institutions, as well as the EU Member States. Outside of the EU, her work is focused on key trade partners, such as the USA and Japan, as well as key international organisations, such as the WTO and the OECD. Previously, she worked as Policy Advisor in the European Parliament for almost a decade, where she specialised in tech regulation, international trade and EU-US relations.

Sabina is the founder of the Gentlewomen’s Club, co-organiser of the Young Professionals in Digital Policy and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, where she has led several youth civic engagement and gender equality projects.

She sits on the Advisory Board of the UCL European Institute and The Nine, Brussels’ first members-only club designed for women, holds an MA in War Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Classics from the University of Cambridge.

[email protected]
+32 473 323 280

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Policy and Public Affairs

techUK's policy and public affairs function makes the case to government and policymakers across Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and the devolved nations on the most pressing issues facing businesses and the tech sector.

The UK's Relationship with Europe

The UK’s Relationship with Europe Programme is the principal group for techUK members to receive updates and contribute to discussions on techUK’s approach and policy positioning on the UK’s Exit from the European Union and the UK-EU future trading relationship after the end of the transition period. The group also co-ordinates activity on the UK tech sector's future involvement in EU policy making and the how to best position the UK market to achieve the best outcomes for tech businesses.