Post Brexit Immigration

 Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland I attended a recent webinar organised by the NI Chamber of Commerce and delivered by Conor McCrory who is an Associate Director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin specialising in business immigration law. What stood out for me were the various complexities impacting NI businesses from the…

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Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Ireland It is very difficult these days to write something on leadership and change, without referencing either COVID or Bexit and how that will impact the way we do things going into the future. Even before either of these were referenced, it was very clear…

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Pictured after the Ulster Society’s Virtual AGM is new Chartered Accountants Ulster Society Chair Maeve Hunt, with her father James Hunt, who served as Chairman of the Ulster Society in 1990.

Maeve Hunt has been elected Chair of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society at its 113th Annual General Meeting. The Ulster Society represents 4,700 local Chartered Accountants and is a district society of Chartered Accountants Ireland, the largest and oldest professional accountancy body in Ireland. Ms Hunt, who takes over as Chair from Richard Gillan, is Associate…

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By Lee Squires, Director, Tax at Grant Thornton  Provided the European Parliament approves the Withdrawal Agreement this week, the UK will leave the European Union at 11pm on 31st January. The first stage of Brexit will have been achieved. On 1st February, the ‘implementation period’ (also known as the ‘transition period’) begins. During this period…

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By Gordon Milligan, Chairman, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Just like that, we have reached the final day of 2019 and what a year it has been. With not one, but two Brexit dates coming and going, and the complete lack of comings and goings at Stormont, there has been one word that has…

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By Peter Legge, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton Belfast The surreal experience of a general election in early December has come to an end and the result of a large Conservative majority means we can now make forecasts for business with a considerably higher degree of certainty than ever before. In case it wasn’t already…

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By Susan Moylan, Associate Director, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton  We are now into what should have been ‘Brexit week’, and yet we still don’t have clarity or a definite date. What we do know is if you are a business owner or if you are leading a business in these uncertain times, you…

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Brexit Ready - Meet the Experts

The current Brexit deal still has more questions than answers for local businesses, the Chairman of leading business organisation Institute of Directors Northern Ireland has said. Gordon Milligan was addressing more than 140 delegates at a major lunch event organised by the business body in Belfast. He said: “The current deal agreed by Boris Johnson,…

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Lee Squires

By Lee Squires, Director, Indirect Tax at Grant Thornton Following another tumultuous week of developments in Brexit, the final outcome remains uncertain. Last week, Boris Johnson agreed a new Brexit deal with the EU in the form of a revised Withdrawal Agreement, with a replacement Protocol on Northern Ireland. On Saturday, the House of Commons…

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