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Navigating Brexit for Business

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union presents an immense task for all sides to enact and it’s no surprise that Brexit consistently ranks among the top concerns of our members. Britain’s departure from the EU is set to have implications for businesses of all sizes and sectors around the UK, across countless different policy areas.

As a leading voice of the UK business community, the IoD is working with policymakers in the hope that our combined efforts can result in the best deal for business in Britain. We want to minimise unnecessary disruption to commercial practices caused by the withdrawal, while also maximising the opportunities that may arise in the longer term.

The IoD’s Navigating Brexit hub is packed with everything you need to know about what Brexit means for your business. Here you can find news, fact sheets and blogs providing comprehensive updates and expert analysis, as well as details of the IoD’s programme of Brexit events and webinars. The never-ending twists and turns of the Article 50 process mean there is always something new - so check back regularly and stay tuned.

Going Global

Cover-min

The findings show that an impressive two-thirds of IoD members say their business engages in outbound international trade. This is higher than the 57% proportion that indicated this in 2013.

Read the report here.

Customising Brexit

Customising-Brexit

The report argues that the UK can use the example of Turkey when negotiating these agreements. The option outlined in this paper would provide the continuity needed by some of our strategic sectors

Read the report here.

The business end of Brexit

Cover-min

Brexit presents both challenges and opportunities for businesses, and the task now for business leaders and policymakers alike is to ensure UK businesses are able to thrive in a post-Brexit climate.

Read the report here.



In response to the Brexit vote, we have created a hub where you can find the latest information, guidance and advice to support and inform you and ensure you are fully up to date.



Navigating Brexit - Unpicking Data Flows for Business

25 April 2018 | 14:00 - 16:00

Institute of Directors, London

This event focuses on how data flows will feature in negotiations between the UK and EU and what kind of regulatory regime could emerge for businesses and organisations managing personal data in the UK after Brexit.

Book here

IoD North West & Google - Boosting eCommerce and the Transatlantic Market

27 April 2018 | 14:30 - 16:30

Google Digital Garage, Manchester

As part of its project with the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, D.C., the IoD is partnering with Google to put on a workshop to discuss what should inform the UK's digital trade agenda after Brexit - with a particular focus on boosting the transatlantic marketplace.

Book here

IoD West Midlands - Oh What A Lovely Brexit

17 May 2018 | 18:00 - 20:30

Austin Court, Birmingham

ICAEW and the Institute of Directors have put together a panel, not to debate the merits or otherwise of the decision, but about the practicalities. What is actually going to happen, as far as we know, and how will it affect your business?

Book here

IoD North East Business Leaders' Lunch - Brexit - The Effect on Global Employment

20 June 2018 | 12:00 - 14:00

Wynyard Hall Hotel, Billingham

IoD North East members are invited to a two course lunch at the exclusive Wynyard Hall Hotel. The panel will include Laura Kirkpatrick, Employment and Business Immigration Solicitor, The Endeavour Partnership and Allie Renison, Head of Europe and Trade, IoD will lead a discussion on maintaining a strong and skilled workforce in light of Brexit

Book here

Previous webinars

Allie's Brexit Surgery webinar - Episode 1 - The impact of Brexit on your business

In the first instalment of Allie’s webinar series she gives a comprehensive update of where we are in the Brexit process, particularly in light of the 2017 general election.She explains how company directors are coping with the impacts of Brexit before taking your questions on how Brexit might affect your business.

This session will cover:

  • A comprehensive look at recent Brexit developments
  • What does this mean for UK business?
  • Q&A session - What does this mean for your business?

Listen here



Allie's Brexit Surgery webinar - Episode 2 – The impact of Brexit on your business

Allie gives the lowdown on a range of Brexit developments including business engagement with government, the rights of EU citizens in the UK and transitional arrangements. She then takes your specific questions to answer how the UK’s impending withdrawal will impact your company.

This session will cover:

  • A comprehensive look at recent Brexit developments
  • What does this mean for UK business?
  • Q&A session - What does this mean for your business?

Listen here



Allie's Brexit Surgery webinar - Episode 3 – Brexit & Immigration

Allie is joined by Seamus Nevin, the IoD’s Head of Employment and Skills, to discuss uncertainty over the status of EU nationals working in the UK as well as the regimes that might replace freedom of movement between Britain and the EU. After this, they will take your questions on how your business can best prepare.

This session will cover:

  • An in-depth look at Brexit & Immigration
  • What does this mean for UK business?
  • Q&A session – What does this mean for your business?

Listen here



Allie's Brexit Surgery webinar - Episode 4 – Brexit & Customs and VAT

Allie is joined by Alex Tostovin, Tax Partner at Dentons, to discuss how customs and VAT issues are featuring in the Brexit negotiations. It comes days after the UK Government published its Future Partnership Paper on customs arrangements. Allie and Alex will also take questions on how your company is affected.

This session will cover:

  • An in-depth look at Brexit & Customs and VAT
  • An update on negotiations
  • Q&A session – What does this mean for your business?

Listen here



Allie's Brexit Surgery webinar - Episode 5 – Brexit & Immigration

Allie is joined by Seamus Nevin, the IoD’s Head of Policy Research, to discuss how citizens’ rights and labour mobility issues feature in the Brexit negotiations. At the end of the webinar, Allie and Seamus will take your specific queries on how the negotiations will impact your business.

This session will cover:

  • An comprehensive look at Brexit & Immigration
  • What does this mean for UK business?
  • Q&A session – What does this mean for your business?

Listen here


Allie's Brexit Surgery webinar - Episode 6 – Brexit & Currency Risk

Allie is joined by business and banking adviser Fergal Boland (www.fergalaboland.com), a Currency Risk Management specialist who helps SMEs to protect themselves from adverse currency fluctuations and risk. They will answer your questions on what Brexit means for business planning and currency risk.

This session will cover:

  • A comprehensive look at Brexit & Currency Risk
  • What does this mean for UK business?
  • Q&A session – What does this mean for your business? 

Listen here


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