Welcome to our podcast series covering Brexit-related events and issues affecting business and the economy. Throughout the Brexit process, our subject matter experts will be sharing their perspectives on the key challenges ahead, helping you to better understand how the UK leaving the EU will affect you and your business.
New episodes on a range of topics, including immigration, trade negotiations and economic implications, will be added on a regular basis, with each episode lasting approximately 10-15 minutes. Sign up to listen to the podcasts on your desktop or mobile device, using one of the options below.
Over the past few months, many businesses have devoted significantly more time to responding to COVID-19 than to preparing for Brexit. But, as the end of the transition period approaches it is vital that businesses refocus their attention onto the changes that will come from January 2021. And, for some organisations the steps they've taken to navigate COVID-19 - such as strengthening their supply chains - will stand them in good stead when it comes to preparing for the future trading relationship between the UK and the EU.
In this episode, we have joined forces with our COVID-19: Business in Focus team for a spotlight on how businesses should be preparing for Brexit amid COVID-19 disruption. Host Rowena Morris is joined by Panny Loucas, the Brexit lead within PwC's tax business, and Cara Haffey, our Head of Manufacturing and Automotive sectors.
The UK has now officially left the EU, but what does that mean in reality? Is everything different? Or nothing at all? What does the next year look like for the Brexit process and businesses? Our new podcast host Shalena Poffenberger is joined by Head of Brexit, Andrew Gray, Caroline Turnbull-Hall, our master Brexit scenario planner, who keeps us all up to date with the latest developments, and Phil Brown, Senior Trade Advisor to PwC to discuss what next?
As a new flextension begins and the Brexit deadline extends to 31 January, our experts discuss whether businesses should continue to focus on this moment in time or start to embrace a 'Brexit as Usual' approach. Host, Emily Khan, is joined by Constitutional expert, Caroline Turnbull Hall, along with Katy Wallace, who works with our clients on their response to Brexit, and Ben Wilkins, an expert in the people and organisation impacts of Brexit.
With under 100 days to go until the UK leaves the EU what do we know about the new PMs position on Brexit and what does this mean for business? Host Emily Khan is joined by PwC’s Head of Brexit, Andrew Gray, Head of Political Affairs, Anna Wallace and podcast newcomer Mark Hoban, a member of PwC Advisory Council, former Conservative MP and Government Minister.
Six months on since they last joined our Beyond Brexit podcast Mike Jakeman and Barret Kupelian, both Senior Economists at PwC, are back in the studio with Emily Khan to revisit one of the big questions on Brexit - how will it impact our economy, what has changed since January and what these changes mean for the UK economy.
What gravity models and existing trade agreements can tell us about the UK’s future global trading relationships for services
Host Emily Khan is joined by PwC's Senior Trade Adviser Phil Brown, Trade Economist at PwC Dom Boyle and special guest Dr. Minako Morita-Jaeger, International Trade Policy Consultant and Associate Fellow at the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), University of Sussex to look to the horizon and consider what the future of trade for services may look like beyond Brexit.
As a second planned ‘exit day’ passes, Emily Khan is joined by Michael Moore, our senior political adviser and new guest, Caroline Turnbull-Hall, our master Brexit scenario planner. Together, they take stock of the latest announcements from Europe and London, review the risks ahead and explore how businesses can regear for the ‘flextension’ the UK has been granted.
As we approach the date of the UK leaving the EU, Emily Khan and Matt Alabaster press pause on the political debate and take stock of what's already changed, and what this means for government, business and us all.
Host, Emily Khan, discusses the latest political developments with Senior Political Adviser, Michael Moore, and puts together a 'to-do' list for those who think they’ve left it too late to prepare.
With an ever increasing focus on organisations being ready for a potential 'no deal' Brexit, host Emily Khan is joined by some of our sector specialists to consider how different industries are preparing. Cara Haffey (Manufacturing and Automotive), Lisa Hooker (Consumer Markets) and Jules Kirby (Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences), discuss the key issues for their sectors and what they're advising clients to do now to be ready.
Host Emily Khan is joined by Mike Jakeman and Barret Kupelian, both Senior Economists at PwC, to discuss how we can expect Brexit to impact the UK economy in 2019, how economic analysis can help businesses prepare, and what the longer term outlook for the economy is as we move into the 2020s.
With only 100 days left until the UK leaves the EU, and the political landscape constantly changing, listen in to our Head of Political Affairs, Anna Wallace, and Senior Advisor, Michael Moore as they discuss what we know now and what we can expect over the next weeks and months.
Host Emily Khan is joined by Head of Brexit, Andrew Gray, Head of Political Relations, Anna Wallace and Senior Trade Advisor, Phil Brown to discuss what the latest Brexit developments mean for businesses who may be feeling more uncertain than ever.
Guest host, Emily Khan, is joined by Anna Wallace, Head of Political Relations, Andrew Gray, Head of Brexit, and Imane Chetouani, one of our Immigration specialists. After the much anticipated October EU Summit, our panel discuss the questions we're hearing most often from our clients.
With less than nine months to go before the UK leaves the European Union all eyes are on the UK government for solutions to the remaining unresolved challenges. How should you prepare for Brexit and what opportunities are there for your business? In this episode our Brexit experts, Andrew Gray, Head of Brexit, Anna Wallace, Director of Political Relations, Phil Brown, Senior Trade Advisor and Julia Onslow-Cole, Head of Global Immigration discussed the latest developments in the negotiations, our latest position on the most likely scenarios for the outcome of the negotiation process, and what businesses need to do now to make sure they are ready for Day 1.
Matthew Clark, Head of UK Customs, Excise & International Trade and Anna Wallace, Director of Political Relations, explore the two favoured customs options for the UK post-Brexit, and what each might mean for business.
Sally Cosgrove, is joined by Andrew Gray, our Brexit leader, and Anna Wallace, Director of Political Relations, to discuss the potential impact of the Brexit transition agreement on business and what organisations can do now to prepare.
The biggest overhaul of data protection in two decades - the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR - comes into force across the EU in May. In this Beyond Brexit episode, our new host, Sally Cosgrove, is joined by Kevin Burrowes, head of clients and markets, and Stewart Room, lead partner for GDPR and data protection, to discuss the potential impact arising from Brexit.
Gaenor Bagley is joined by Andrew Kail, Head of Financial Services at PwC, and Mark Hoban, Board member at TheCityUK , to discuss how the UK financial services sector is preparing for the challenges ahead and why collaboration between the industry, government and regulators is key.
Understanding and influencing the view from Brussels will be critical for businesses as they plan for the potential outcomes of Brexit. Our specialists discuss the perspective of the EU27, the issues businesses should be following closely, and what they can be doing in the meantime.
Ben Wilkins, People and Organisation partner, and Katrina Cooper, director in our immigration practice, discuss the key people and immigration issues that businesses should be considering in their Brexit planning and highlight some of the practical actions that can be taken now.
Head of political relations, Anna Wallace, outlines the key messages for business from the Prime Minister's speech in Florence, the reaction from Brussels and likely timescales for future negotiations.
As the Government considers the responses to its Industrial Strategy Green Paper, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser, talks about why the UK needs an industrial strategy and the elements which can have the most positive impact on the economy.
In this extended episode, recorded at a client webcast, we discuss the new political landscape in the UK and how it could affect Brexit negotiations. We also get the view from Brussels on these latest developments, and explore other key issues such as the free movement of labour.
In our fifth Beyond Brexit podcast, chairman Kevin Ellis joins a number of guests to reflect on the historic moment Article 50 was triggered and the countdown to the UK's exit from the EU began. We also discuss what our European colleagues are thinking and what sort of deal we might see.
In our fourth Beyond Brexit podcast, senior tax partner Stella Amiss considers how Brexit provides an opportunity to reshape the tax system. How can tax policy underpin the Industrial Strategy to create the conditions for businesses of all sizes and sectors to grow?
In the second in our series of Beyond Brexit podcasts, Julia Onslow-Cole, Head of Global Immigration, considers access to talent and skills. What might changes to immigration rules mean for business and what can they be doing now to prepare?
In the first of our series of Beyond Brexit podcasts, Neil Sherlock, Reputational Strategy Partner, and Anna Wallace, Head of Political Relations, consider the key milestones in the Brexit process and discuss what we know so far and how businesses can prepare for what lies ahead.
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