"Were one starting from scratch, there are certain activities that, given the nature of value chains, one would not locate in the UK were it subject to WTO rules. Some of these activities are already here and they may decide that the costs of exit outweigh the additional costs associated with Brexit.
Published: 30 October 2017
The impact of Brexit on the job market is a serious cause for concern with statistics showing that there has already been a decline in the number of EU graduates choosing to apply for roles in the UK, however, the impact of Brexit on UK graduates is also proving worrying for employers and the UK economy. Comment James Uffindell, founder and CEO of Bright Network.
Published: 22 September 2017
A major international survey commissioned by KPMG UK reveals that although 45 percent of EU citizens working in the UK plan to stay, 35 percent are considering leaving and 8percent have already made up their minds to go. When extrapolated across the UK’s entire EU workforce, that’s a group equivalent to almost 1 million potential leavers, or 3.1 percent of the UK’s national workforce. From Karen Briggs: Head of Brexit at KPMG.
Published: 30 August 2017
Commenting on the latest official immigration statistics, Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Analyst at the CIPD.
Published: 27 August 2017
Today’s announcement is a very bold step from the UK government, especially given the EU’s public stance on the single market and the clear message that Brexit means an exit from the associated free trade arrangements. But the step is very much needed to get us to a workable transitional agreement. From Alison Horner, VAT partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson.
Published: 19 August 2017
The Forum of Private Business is advising members to have a survival plan in place as the UK goes through the Brexit negotiations. Comment Ian Cass, the Chief Executive of the Forum of Private Business.
Published: 17 August 2017
There has been a notable shift in Theresa May's language around the frictionless transport of goods between the UK and EU after Brexit, from vowing to maintain frictionless transport to making it ‘as frictionless as possible’.
Published: 2 August 2017
The UK won’t be the first nation to leave the European Union. Greenland, the largest island in the world, exited in 1982. The tough talks took three years; meaning Britain won’t leave the EU until 2020 at the earliest, warns global delivery expert Fastlane International. From David Jinks MILT - Fastlane’s Head of Consumer Research.
Published: 23 July 2017
New research has found that, as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, nearly three-quarters of HR professionals (72 percent) expect the competition for well-qualified talent to increase, and nearly two-thirds (61 percent) predict further difficulty recruiting senior and skilled employees over the next three years. Comment from Claire McCartney, Associate Research Adviser at the CIPD.
Published: 10 June 2017
With the general election less than three weeks away, the UK's 3.2 million managers make their priorities for a new government clear. Brexit is at the forefront of their minds, with just one in five (19 percent) UK managers favoured a so-called ‘hard Brexit’. Comment Ann Francke, CEO of the Chartered Management Institute.
Published: 28 May 2017