The World Trade Organisation has confirmed that the UK will join the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) as an independent member if it leaves the EU without a Brexit agreement. The UK will continue to access the £1.3 trillion a year market in government procurement contracts after it leaves the EU. It will remain a member under EU schedules until December 2020 if it agrees a Withdrawal Agreement with the bloc. In return, overseas firms will be able to bid for £67 billion worth of public sector contracts in the UK. Read more on Euractiv.