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Knowledge. Guidance. Support.

Those writing the history books for 2019 will not be short of material. While this provides plenty of room for heated debate, for business there is one thing lacking – certainty.

Be it the outcome of Brexit, fluctuations in global economies or new rules around pensions or digital tax returns - challenges and questions abound. At the IoD we recognise that these are not ‘normal’ times and, if the heart of the UK economy is to keep beating strongly, then support, knowledge and guidance is fundamental. Only businesses that are up to date, have their finger on the pulse and are well connected will thrive.

Over the coming weeks and months we will bring you the latest news on how Brexit may impact your business, resources to help you adapt to changing regulations, opportunities to connect with like-minded business leaders and the tools you and your workforce need to turn uncertainty into opportunity.

While no one can predict the future, we have just what business needs to flourish in times like these because, whatever the circumstances, here at the IoD – We Back Business.

Business Planning for Brexit guide

Business Planning for Brexit guide

The IoD’s Europe and Trade team, led by Allie Renison, has authored Business Planning for Brexit, a guide covering a wide range of areas that are likely to impact you and your company.

As well as exploring the three key business topics of goods, services, and people, the document provides a list of upcoming Brexit milestones to look out for and a checklist of questions your business should investigate.

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The potential VAT consequences of Brexit

The potential VAT consequences of Brexit

Negotiation of the post Brexit position is expected to be extremely complex. The key advantage is the greater freedom over the UK’s own VAT rules but there are also issues to conisder.

This article sets out a brief summary of some of the key VAT issues, such as selling goods to the EU and EU refund claims, arising from the decision.


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Brexit: 5 things to consider if your business trades in services

Brexit: 5 things to consider if your business trades in services

From data flows to Public procurement; we've put together a list of five things to consider for EU exit preparations if your business trades in services.

The list is not intended to be comprehensive, but it hopefully provides you with an idea of areas to consider when Brexit planning for your business.




See the list


Navigating Brexit

This is a crucial time for British business, which is why we launched the IoD's Navigating Brexit Hub. The hub is packed with everything you need to know about what Brexit means for you and your business. Here you can find news, fact sheets and blogs providing comprehensive updates and expert analysis, as well as details of our programme of Brexit events and webinars.

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Allie’s Brexit Surgery

Brexit is set to have widespread consequences, challenges as well as opportunities for businesses around the UK. Companies of all sizes and sectors are hoping for clarity from the Article 50 negotiations sooner rather than later in order to be prepared for any and all scenarios. It’s fair to say that Brexit – and the uncertainties it brings – requires careful planning from businesses.

To this end, the topic of the IoD’s next webinar will be Brexit mitigation and preparation strategies while looking ahead to what the latest political machinations in Westminster and Brussels mean for any projected timeline of next steps. We strongly encourage you to pre-submit a question to ensure it can be answered live by our experts.

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Allie’s Brexit Surgery


IoD Open House Roadshow

IoD Open House on the road

The need to innovate through inclusive and unconventional thinking has never been more important. Our showpiece event for business leaders – IoD Open House – is going on the road this year, giving you the chance to learn from, and network with, some of the business world’s greatest thought leaders. With collaborative learning and inspirational presentations to ensure you are well prepared for what’s around the corner, these events are not to be missed.

Choose from events based on three core themes – Global, Connected and Inclusive business – and join the conversation.

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