Be ready for Brexit

As the deadline for the UK to leave the EU draws ever closer, join PwC for a critical event that will help prepare Northern Irish businesses for whatever happens after October 31st.

With a no deal Brexit an increasing possibility, our UK and Irish Customs specialists will discuss key challenges in each jurisdiction along with actions and mitigation strategies in order to reduce potential barriers and maximise opportunities. This will include tax implications and supply chain disruptions.

This free event is aimed for tax, finance and HR professionals; please register by emailing

Event details

Date: Wednesday, 11th September 2019

08:30 – Breakfast, network and registration

09:00 – Conference begins

10.00 – Q&A session

10:15 – Conference ends

Location: Hilton Hotel, 4 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP


At this free event on September 11th, hear from our panel of experts:

Claire McCaffray, Senior Manager, UK Customs, Excise & International Trade Services

Claire is a senior manager with over 19 years of experience working in indirect taxes and has particular experience in implementing customs duty saving regimes and international supply chain management

Claire is actively involved in assisting clients with Brexit readiness strategies and assessing the impact of Free Trade Agreements, Customs Tariffs and modelling the potential consequences for UK businesses in a post-Brexit trading environment. This work includes scenario planning and exploring and implementing international supply chain mitigation strategies to minimise the practical, technical, administrative and financial impact.


Jennifer Hawkins, Senior Manager, ROI Customs, Excise & International Trade Services

Jennifer is a trade lawyer by background. She previously worked in specialised trade firms in Geneva and at the World Trade Organization. Her work prior to joining PwC was aimed at supporting sovereign clients in the context of negotiations, seeking trade preferences, and challenging trade restrictive behaviour.

Since returning home in 2015, Jennifer has been working with PwC’s trade and customs team, supporting clients from many sectors in understanding, and preparing, for Brexit.



Michael McNeill, Indirect Tax - Senior Manager

Michael is a senior manager in our VAT practice. He advises clients from various industries and sectors on VAT, from issues around compliance to ensuring new projects or developments are as VAT efficient as possible and has been extensively involved in advising clients in the local marketplace on the indirect tax implications of Brexit.


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