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University launches 'Brexit Studies' Centre to research UK's departure from EU

The course will focus on Brexit Photo: PA

A university has launched a Centre for Brexit Studies to carry out research, alongside a report into how the Midlands can prosper after the UK leaves the EU.

Birmingham City University says the centre will facilitate research into "a complex and significant time in British history".

A report was also unveiled at the Centre's launch title Making a success of Brexit, with a series of recommendations on how to make Brexit a success.

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Recommendations detailed in the report, which was drafted by economists from the West Midlands Economic Forum, include:

  • "Regionalising" the M6 Toll Motorway by abolishing charges
  • Improving broadband speeds
  • Extending tram routes
  • Bringing forward investment on railways

Professor Alex De Ruyter, director of research at BCU's Business School, said: "Brexit presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities for the UK and it is important that people are seriously looking into all areas of the process."

"Opening the centre gives us the chance to investigate the intricacies of such a complex and significant time in British history, as well as present a resource for the public to tap in to."