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Brexit – what happens next?

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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Let 2020 be a year of ambition and optimism

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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Election result provides heightened certainty for businesses

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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Putting people at the forefront of your Brexit planning

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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IoD NI Chairman: “Still more questions than answers in Boris’ deal”

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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Latest Brexit developments and Northern Ireland

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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IoD invites businesses to meet the Brexit experts at free lunch

IoD Meet the Experts

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) is inviting businesses to Meet the Experts at a free lunch later this month, as it seeks to help businesses prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU. The event at the Hilton Hotel, Belfast on Friday 25th October from 12 noon forms part of the IoD’s…

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IoD launches major free advice service to help businesses get ‘Brexit ready’

Frankie Devlin, Gordon Milligan and Jennifer Upton.

Leading business organisation Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has launched a major new Brexit advice service, offering firms a wealth of free guidance on an unprecedented scale. The Brexit Ready NI initiative, open to members and non-members, will run throughout October featuring webinars and workshops across Northern Ireland, while companies can also avail…

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Boris’ Brexit and Business

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By Lorraine Nelson, Associate Director, Tax at Grant Thornton Last week the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, tabled a new proposal for a Brexit agreement, but outside the political wrangling what does it actually mean for business? To begin with, the new deal proposes replacing the infamous backstop with regulatory alignment with the EU single…

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Preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit – customs and tariffs


By Lee Squires, Director, Tax, Grant Thornton Northern Ireland If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019, trade between the UK and EU would revert to World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms. This means the movement of goods between the UK and EU would be subject to customs duty and controls. Here…

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