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Brexit webinars

Upcoming and replayable webcasts covering the post-Brexit business environment

See what Brexit-themed webinars are ahead and replay past webcasts which you may have missed

Upcoming webinars

Trading with the UK in the post-Brexit era – Pitfalls and opportunities

Webinar | 28 January 2021 | 11:00 AM CET

Four and a half years after the Brexit referendum, the EU and UK finalised a new Trade & Cooperation Agreement on Christmas Eve. The deal provides businesses with much needed certainty and clarity regarding the legal framework for trade with the UK from 2021 onwards. The Agreement has been provisionally applied since 1 January 2021. While tariffs and quotas on goods trade were generally (and mercifully) avoided, new customs and immigration rules and procedures are in force, and several “grey areas” in regulation and data treatment remain to be clarified. 

Meanwhile, manufacturers/producers and transport providers are moving ahead to implement the new rules. Inevitably, much of this is “learning by doing”, and the first weeks of business since 1 January have begun to show some of the realities and obstacles that Brexit has brought. Companies have discovered that the Agreement has created several (expected and unexpected) operational changes that make trade more difficult than before. Some businesses have even decided to discontinue their activities across the English Channel. 

Deloitte continues to host regular business webinars on Brexit and our next event will address the following issues: 

  • What has happened since New Year’s Day?
  • What is covered in the Agreement, and what not? 
  • What do Belgian companies and public agencies see as the main issues so far? 
  • How are things perceived on the UK side? 
  • Why are certain goods subject to tariffs or even blocked at the EU-UK border, despite the new Agreement? 

AND 

  • All the questions that you as businesses want to ask

Deloitte’s Brexit experts will share their experiences and give advice on how to navigate the new situation. The webinar will also feature testimonials from Belgian companies conducting trade with the UK, Kristian Vanderwaeren (Administrator General of the Belgian Customs Authorities), Patrick Van Cauwenberghe (Trade Facilitation Director at the Port of Zeebrugge), and Ian Stewart, (Chief Economist at Deloitte UK). 

So please join us for our Brexit webinar on 28 January 2021. 

All businesses that trade with or operate in the UK will find the event useful to help them adapt to the “new Brexit normal” that 2021 brings. The focus, as always, will be very practical.

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Brexit: Tax Impacts Of The Deal

Webinar | 18 January 2021 | 16:00 CET

Host: Amanda Tickel 

Presenters: Gareth Pritchard, Caroline Barraclough, Jurga McCluskey

Following the publication of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 26 December 2020, our experts will provide analysis of the tax impacts of the deal and share practical tips on the key tax and customs changes from 1 January 2021. What are the implications for your organisation? We’ll discuss:

  • VAT impacts and considerations.
  • Customs duties and border controls.
  • Workforce: key immigration and social security developments.      

Find out more about the changes and how these could impact your organisation.

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Post-Brexit UK – are you ready for the new trading environment? | UK perspective

Webinar | 8 January 2021 | 12:00 PM CET

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Ian Stewart, Caroline Barraclough, Raoul Ruparel

The transition period is over and the UK and the EU have entered a new trading relationship. Join us as we reflect on recent developments and explore:

  • What does the new trading environment mean for the UK and business in particular?
  • What are the immediate impacts and implications?
  • What are the practical actions business need to take to ensure they are able to continue compliant trading?

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Brexit: Indirect Taxes In The Homestretch

Webinar | 2 December 2020 | 1:00 PM CET

Host: Gareth Pritchard

Presenters: Daniel Barlow, Caroline Barraclough

With the end of the transition period a matter of weeks away our experts provide their perspective on the indirect tax considerations and share practical tips on preparing for the changes ahead. What are the key actions to prepare for the customs and VAT changes from 1 January 2021? We’ll discuss:

  • Business model changes.
  • The Border Operating Model and customs and VAT implications.
  • The Northern Ireland Protocol: specific considerations for movements of goods through Northern Ireland.

Keep up-to-date with latest developments.

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

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Brexit’s mobility and people impact: The end of free movement

Webinar | 17 November 2020 | 11:00 AM CET

Speakers: Matthias Lommers, Filip Van Overmeiren, Joke Braam

The end of free movement of people between the EU and the UK on 1 January 2021 is a near certainty. This has a significant impact on the mobility of people moving between the two territories, whether for local hires, assignees, remote workers, commuters or business travellers. This webinar aims to provide clear answers to mobility related questions, underlining the business, HR and individual impact of this new reality, with particular attention given to the immigration and social security implications.

Agenda

11:00

Introduction and political timeline

11:10

Immigration impact

11:35

Social security impact

11:55

Q&A

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Brexit - Fin de partie !

Webinaire | 30 octobre 2020 | 11:00

Orateurs: Philippe Dedobbeleer, Bertrand Van Maele, Baptiste Vasseur, Julien Hick et Benjamin Gabriel

À moins de trois mois de la fin de la période de transition du Brexit, les entreprises belges font toujours face à une profonde incertitude quant à la situation juridique, logistique et financière à laquelle elles seront confrontées à partir du 1er janvier 2021. Les déclarations récentes du Premier ministre britannique Boris Johnson et des leaders européens ont dévoilé que de nombreux obstacles restent à surmonter avant d’arriver à un accord de libre-échange. Quel que soit le résultat des négociations, force est de constater qu’il y aura des changements à partir du 1er janvier 2021.

L’équipe Brexit de Deloitte Belgique vous invite à participer au webinaire dédié au Brexit le 30 octobre. Vous y découvrirez ce que les entreprises belges doivent savoir, et surtout faire, dès maintenant, pour atténuer l’impact du Brexit. Les points d’attention majeurs seront abordés, tels que les tarifs douaniers qui seront d’application, l’impact logistique, les conséquences en matière de TVA, le cadre juridique et réglementaire, etc. Vous aurez la possibilité de poser des questions.

Le webinaire s’adresse principalement aux entreprises qui font du commerce avec et/ou opèrent au Royaume-Uni.

L’accent sera mis sur une approche pratique : quelles mesures les entreprises doivent-elles dès maintenant prendre pour gérer cette incertitude, pour pouvoir s’adapter rapidement au nouveau contexte, et pour assurer la continuité de leurs activités à partir du 1er janvier 2021.

Suite au COVID-19, beaucoup d’entreprises ont été forcées de réviser leur modèle opérationnel au moins temporairement. Les entreprises qui font du commerce avec ou opèrent au Royaume-Uni ont tout intérêt à également prendre en considération les effets du Brexit dans cette analyse. 

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Brexit - Het eindspel

Webcast | 29 oktober 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Sprekers: Anne-Line Servaes, Nick Vandenabeele, Nike De Bruyn, Alexander Baert, Matthias Vierstraete en Arne Devriendt

Met minder dan drie maanden te gaan voor het einde van de Brexit transitieperiode, is er nog heel wat onzekerheid omtrent het juridische, logistieke en financiële kader waarbinnen Belgische bedrijven vanaf 1 januari 2021 zullen moeten opereren. Uit recente verklaringen van Boris Johnson en Europese leiders blijkt nog maar eens dat er nog heel wat obstakels in de weg staan om tijdig tot een vrijhandelsakkoord te komen. Wat ook de uitkomst van de onderhandelingen zal zijn, bedrijven dienen zich nu voor te bereiden op de significante veranderingen die er vanaf 1 januari 2021 hoe dan ook zullen zijn.

Het Deloitte Brexit team in België heeft het genoegen u uit te nodigen voor onze Brexit-webcast op 29 oktober. U zal er te horen krijgen wat Belgische bedrijven nu moeten weten en vooral doen voor een optimale voorbereiding. Onze specialisten overlopen de belangrijkste aandachtspunten, gaande van de toepasselijke douanetarieven, de mogelijke impact op productie en logistiek, en de fiscaal-juridische regelgeving. Er zal ook ruimte zijn voor vragen en antwoorden.

De webcast richt zij bij uitstek tot bedrijven die handel voeren met of opereren in het Verenigd Koninkrijk.

De aanpak zal zeer praktisch zijn: wat moeten bedrijven nu doen om de onzekerheid binnen de perken te houden, om snel te kunnen schakelen, en om de continuïteit van hun activiteiten na 1 januari 2021 te garanderen.

Onder impuls van COVID-19 zijn vele bedrijven verplicht hun operationeel model op zijn minst tijdelijk te herzien. Bedrijven die handel voeren met en/of opereren in het Verenigd Koninkrijk hebben er alle belang bij ook Brexit te betrekken in die oefening.

Belgium Dbriefs

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Brexit – will there be a UK/EU trade deal? | UK perspective

Webinar | 20 October 2020 | 12:00 PM CEST

Following the European Council on 15 and 16 October, a key milestone in the Brexit calendar, join us on 20 October at 1100 (BST) for a packed agenda as we:

  • Discuss the latest from the Brexit trade negotiations and the repercussions for both sides of the Channel
  • Provide an update on the progress of the internal market bill around the time it is expected to reach the House of Lords
  • Review the outcome of the previous week’s meeting of the European Council
  • Cover any new announcements for business to consider when preparing for the end of the transition period.

Deloitte Brexit Insights Partner Amanda Tickel, will be joined by Belgian Minister of State Frans van Daele, former EU Commissioner Lord Jonathan Hill and former Number 10 advisor Raoul Ruparel.

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Brexit: The endgame

Webinar | 19 October 2020 | 11:00 AM CEST

Host: Richard Doherty

Presenters: Baron Frans van Daele, Daan De Vlieger, Jan Vrijsen, Lieven Comeyne, Alexander Baert, Matthias Vierstraete and Erin Clor 

With less than three months to go before the end of the Brexit transition period, companies urgently need to decide on how they will handle the Brexit impact on their legal, logistical and financial situation after 1 January 2021. This weekend’s talks between UK Prime Minister Johnson and EU Commission President Von der Leyen kept open the two sides’ commitment to try to finalise a Brexit deal in time for the end of the year – but also showed how many major obstacles remain in the way.

Get updated on what Belgian businesses should know, and do, now. From tariffs and regulatory alignment, to the impact on logistics and more, we will tackle the open issues of key importance to companies.

We are joined by Baron Frans van Daele, Minister of State, senior Deloitte advisor and former Chief of Staff to the President of the European Council as well as Belgian ambassador to the EU, NATO and the USA. Baron Van Daele has exceptional insights into the EU-UK relationship.

Deloitte’s Brussels Brexit team will address the key issues that will impact Belgium. The focus will be very practical: What should companies do now to manage the uncertainty and protect their businesses?

Given the political climate, and the ongoing complexity of the negotiations, concluding the discussions and securing ratification of a new Treaty on time remains a major challenge.

Therefore, all businesses that trade with or operate in the UK need to analyse their COVID-19 and Brexit challenges together, and be ready for all possible outcomes. Remember: whether there is an EU-UK deal or not, companies will still have to be ready for significant changes in 2021.

Belgium Dbriefs

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UK Borders After Brexit

Webinar | 23 September 2020 | 1:00 PM CEST

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Dan Barlow, Caroline Barraclough, Ian Washington

In July, the UK government released a comprehensive new guide for the UK border – the Border Operating Model – which applies to the movements of goods from the EU to Great Britain (GB) following the end of the transition period. With new complexity at the border, how will trade between the UK and the EU change from 1 January 2021? We’ll discuss: 

  • Indirect tax: VAT implications of new border operations.      
  • Customs: understanding changes to exporting, importing and tariffs. 
  • Supply chain: impacts and considerations.

Find out more about the changes and how these could impact your organisation.

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

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Brexit: Tax Readiness

Webinar | 17 September 2020 | 1:00 PM CEST

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Dan Barlow, Richard Williams, Michael Eckes, Caroline Barraclough

With the end of the transition period less than four months away, we’ll provide a recap of recent political developments, discuss key tax technical considerations, and share practical tips on preparing for the changes ahead. What are the key
actions to prepare for the customs and tax changes from 1 January 2021?  We’ll discuss:

  • Business model changes: impacts of Brexit-related restructuring, including transfer pricing.
  • The Border Operating Model and customs and VAT implications.
  • The Northern Ireland Protocol: specific considerations for movements of goods through Northern Ireland.
  • Key considerations for services businesses.
  • Corporate tax:  withholding taxes, branch structures and transfer pricing. 
  • Workforce: key immigration, tax and social security developments.

Keep up-to-date with latest developments and, for those businesses moving goods between the UK and the EU, look out for our webcast on 23 September covering the Border Operating Model and latest guidance on moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol in more detail.

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Brexit: trade negotiations update | UK perspective

Webinar | 15 September 2020 | 12:00 PM CET

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Raoul Ruparel, Lord Jonathan Hill, Frans van Daele

As we enter the finishing straight of the UK-EU trade negotiations, we will discuss the UK government’s latest post-Brexit policy announcements and developments in the trade talks from the UK and EU perspectives. We will also explore the potential interplay between the issues of Brexit and COVID-19, and how they look set to overlap or compound each other at the end of the year.

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Brexit – Global Mobility And Immigration Considerations

Webinar | 7 July 2020 | 3:00 PM CET

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Jurga McCluskey, Mike Eckes

We know that for those working in mobility and/or immigration, these times are particularly difficult, raising new challenges constantly. From ensuring the safety of assignees, foreign national hires and business travellers to trying to keep up with changes to policies and processes across multiple locations on a daily basis. Whilst some countries extend lockdowns, just this week we have seen a US presidential proclamation to suspend some visa categories and extend entry
bans; others are opening up again, requiring case-by-case strategies to get your
people where they need to be. And with Brexit just around the corner – are you
monitoring your EU to UK mobility (and vice-versa)? We’ll discuss:

  • Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on global mobility plans. 
  • The movement of EU and UK nationals amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and with Brexit ahead.

Join our panel of experts to hear their perspectives on key considerations for
businesses.

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

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Brexit Developments - For Importers

Webinar | 6 July 2020 | 2:00 PM CET

Host: Richard Vitou

Presenters: Caroline Barraclough, Bob Jones

The UK confirmed on 12 June that there would be no extension
to the transition period. This means that from 1 January 2021, the way
importers manage the movement of goods from the EU to the UK and vice-versa will change. Businesses importing into the UK will need to re-assess their
Brexit planning to address the key challenges before the end of the transition
period. We’ll discuss:        

  • Key upcoming dates for importers.       
  • Payment of duties and tax following the transition period.    
  • The benefits of Customs Freight Simplified Procedures for importers. 
  • How the new UK Global Tariff will affect importers. 
  • The impact of a Free Trade Agreement between the UK and the EU, and with third countries.

 Join us to learn about these important developments.

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

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Brexit – Tax Developments

Webinar | 2 July 2020 | 2:00 PM CET

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Dan Barlow, Michael Eckes, Richard Williams, Caroline Barraclough

The transition period is set to end on 31 December 2020. A number of tax changes will then arise as a result of the UK leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union. We’ll provide a recap of recent political developments and discuss key tax technical considerations as businesses re-assess and re-engage with Brexit planning in the post COVID-19 environment. What steps can your organisation take now to prepare for the tax changes? We’ll discuss:

  • Supply chain implications: customs obligations and mitigations and related VAT
  • Corporate tax: withholding taxes, branch structures and loss relief
  • Business model changes: the tax impacts of Brexit-related restructuring, including transfer pricing
  • Workforce: key immigration and social security developments
  • The Northern Ireland Protocol: specific considerations for movements of goods through Northern Ireland

Join us to keep up-to-date with developments and look out for forthcoming webcasts where we’ll explore Indirect Tax and Immigration changes in more depth.

EMEA Tax Dbriefs

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Moving towards Brexit: Latest developments and business implications

Webinar | 2 July 2020 | 11:00 AM CET

The Brexit negotiations are hotting up again.

Last Friday the European Union accepted that the UK would not be asking for an extension to the current transition period, and it is now more certain than ever that the UK will be operating as a fully-fledged “third country” after 31 December 2020.

And the outcome of the meeting on Monday between the presidents of the European Council, Commission and Parliament, and the UK Prime Minister, showed more clearly than before that the UK government is not – publicly at least – minded to make major concessions to secure an agreement on its Future Relationship with the EU. Prime Minister Johnson even said that he hoped the trade component of the new agreement could be finalised within six weeks from now - by the end of July.

This reduces further the chances of detailed arrangements being put in place to govern the complexity of EU-UK relations from January 2021 – and deepens the extent of change that companies will face in doing business with the United Kingdom. If a deal is agreed it will inevitably be short on detail, and the alternative of no deal has probably become more likely in the light of these recent developments.

Any agreement that does emerge will have to be finalised and ratified before the end of 2020, failing which the UK will move to a “no-deal” relationship on 1 January 2021. But time is short: and the additional burden of the coronavirus crisis has hampered the negotiation process for months. So businesses facing problems as a result of Brexit – and those who may see opportunities arising from the UK’s departure – need to focus soon again on the details of the EU-UK “future relationship”.

There are three main potential outcomes by the end of 2020:

  1. an agreed Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the UK – which could be accompanied by additional sectoral agreements (e.g. for Financial Services, Transport, Energy, and Fisheries) and would bring the least amount of disruption to the new trading and business environment;
  2. partial Agreement - with many items left open for further negotiation in the future; or
  3. no agreement – leading to the so-called No Deal Brexit (with significant disruption and change to the current business environment)

Sign up for Deloitte’s Brexit webinar on 2 July 2020, during which Deloitte’s specialists will address key considerations from a Belgian perspective:

  • What does the EU-UK political situation mean for the Brexit timeline and the substance of the future relationship?
  • What are the key business implications?
  • What would a no-deal Brexit look like?
  • What should businesses do now to optimise their situation and mitigate impact on their operations after the Transition Period?

We will be joined by Raoul Ruparel of Deloitte UK (and former UK prime ministerial advisor on Brexit), and Deloitte’s Brussels team will address the key issues that will have an impact on business in Belgium.

 

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Brexit update | UK perspective

Webinar | 1 July 2020 | 12:00 PM CET

There are just six months before the end of the transition period. Join us as we discuss the latest developments on Brexit, consider the EU perspective on the progress of talks and ask what could happen during the second half of 2020. We will also consider the UK’s other ongoing trade negotiations around the world and what action business needs to be taking.

Deloitte Brexit Insights Partner Amanda Tickel, will be joined by Belgian Minister of State Frans van Daele, former Number 10 advisor Raoul Ruparel and former Department for International Trade advisor James Caldecourt.

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Brexit Insights: People and Mobility | UK perspective

Webinar | 20 May 2020 | 12:00 PM CET

Join us as we host the latest in our series of webcasts around key Brexit themes for business..

We will delve deeper into the Brexit impact on people and mobility issues, joined by Jurga McCluskey, Deloitte’s Head of Immigration, and Nishma Gosrani, Director in Deloitte’s Human Capital practice.

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Brexit updates: Trade Negotiation Round Three | UK perspective

Webinar | 18 May 2020 | 12:00 PM CET

Join us for a special update webcast following the third round of the ongoing UK-EU trade negotiations.

Amanda Tickel, Deloitte’s Global Brexit Lead, will host Lord Jonathan Hill, former British European Commissioner, and Raoul Ruparel, former 10 Downing Street Special Advisor, to discuss the latest round of the UK-EU trade talks.

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Brexit deep-dive: Supply Chain and Customs | UK perspective

Webinar | 17 March 2020 | 1:00 PM CET

Join us for the latest in our series of webcasts on Brexit Insights. In each episode we will delve a little deeper into the key Brexit impact areas.

During this webcast we will focus on supply chain and customs, and explore how businesses will be impacted by increased friction in goods supply chains. We will discuss customs compliance requirements, tariffs and free trade agreements, and the Brexit impacts on supply chain and network planning.

Zoe Hawes, tax director in Deloitte’s Global Brexit Insights team will be your host and we will hear from Caroline Barraclough, Deloitte UK Global Trade Advisory lead, and Sarah Noble, director leading Deloitte’s Supply Chain Transformation practice.

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Brexit deep-dive: Market access and trade | UK perspective

Webinar | 10 February 2020 | 1:00 PM CET

Join us for the first of our upcoming series of webcasts, where we will consider key Brexit impact areas separately.

The first webcast will focus on “Trade and Market Access” with Raoul Ruparel, former Number 10 Downing Street Special Advisor, and Ian Stewart, Deloitte’s Chief Economist. The webcast will be chaired by Amanda Tickel, Deloitte’s Brexit Insight lead.

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Brexit Readiness Webinar: Latest developments and tax implications

Webinar | 9 January 2020 | 11:00 am CET 

Following their general election victory, the Conservative Party’s 80-seat parliamentary majority has transformed the UK political scene. 

Boris Johnson, the confirmed Prime Minister, is committed to get the (revised) EU Withdrawal Agreement approved by the UK Parliament in time for the European Parliament to ratify the deal in turn and for the UK to leave the EU formally on 31 January 2020. 

Sign up for Deloitte’s Brexit webinar on 9 January 2020, during which Deloitte’s subject matter specialists will address key considerations from a Belgian perspective.

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Brexit developments: A closer look at Brexit points and business implications | UK perspective

Webinar | 8 January 2020 | 12:30 pm CET

With the UK election results giving a clear picture of the Brexit process' probable continuation, we look at the finer points of Brexit and what they mean to business.

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Brexit – Tax Developments

Webinar | 16 December 2019

Host: Richard Williams

Presenters: Dan Barlow, Caroline Bararclough, Mike Eckes

The General Election could give rise to some of the most significant developments in the history of the UK, whichever way the decision goes. If you believe the latest polls, then Brexit will be happening and there will be a number of tax implications that will flow from that. Under these circumstances, businesses will need to re-assess and re-engage with their Brexit planning to see what changes are required. If we enter the Transition period, there may also be an opportunity to implement actions that were not feasible under the previous timeframe. Please join our webcast where we’ll discuss:

  • Next steps in relation to the Brexit timeline
  • Key customs considerations to mitigate additional compliance obligations and costs to ensure goods can continue to cross borders efficiently
  • Other tax implications which may arise including VAT, immigration and corporate tax matters

Join us to keep up-to-date with developments.

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Brexit developments: implications of General Elections result | UK perspective

Webinar | 13 December 2019 | 11:30 am CET

We discuss the General Election result and what it means for Brexit, 
joined by Lord Jonathan Hill, former EU Commissioner for Financial Stability,
Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and Raoul Ruparel, former Special
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Europe and the Department for Exiting the EU.
The webcast was chaired by Amanda Tickel, Deloitte Partner, and Head of
Brexit Insights.

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Brexit Readiness Webinar: Latest developments and business impact

Webinar | 23 October 2019 | 1:00 pm CET

Speakers: Jeroen Sarrazyn, Belgian Customs & Excise Administration | Geert Noels, Chief Economist, Econopolis | Deloitte Brexit Experts

It remains highly uncertain when and how the UK will leave the EU, and whether it will leave with or without a deal. Developments during the next few days will again be crucial in this respect.

In this context it is vital for businesses to be ready for all eventualities. Deloitte hosted a Brexit Readiness Webinar on 23 October to allow companies and stakeholders to understand the state of affairs and obtain important advice on how to manage in the short term. The Webinar features:

  • an update on the latest political and legal developments - and their consequences for business readiness
  • insights on Brexit preparations at both government and business levels in Belgium and the UK
  • a macroeconomic view on Brexit

Deloitte Belgium Webcast

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Brexit Webcast | UK perspective

Webinar | 21 October 2019 | 11:30 am CET

The latest developments and their implications on business.

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Brexit: quo vadis? How to prepare for an uncertain outcome

Webinar | 25 September 2019 | 1:00 Pm CET

The summer political developments in the UK gave a signal of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s intention to leave the European Union by 31 October, with or without a deal in place. With the deadline approaching, the Irish Backstop continues to be a sticking point between UK and EU leaders. However, the very latest developments in the UK parliament have brought back uncertainty regarding the final outcome.

In any case, authorities in the UK, the EU and in Belgium have started implementing measures to mitigate the potential impacts of a no-deal Brexit. Accordingly, the safest way for businesses to deal with Brexit, is to prepare for a no-deal scenario.

Brexit may trigger several issues that could significantly impact business operations. On the other hand, there could be opportunities for those organisations which are most prepared.

In this multidisciplinary webinar, we have the pleasure of welcoming as special guest speaker Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Policy Centre, President Emeritus of the European Council and former Prime Minister of Belgium.

You will learn:

  • What is the current state of play?
  • What are the possible scenarios?
  • What are the potential business issues and opportunities of Brexit?
  • What actions can/should businesses take to mitigate the impacts of Brexit?

Deloitte Belgium Webcast

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Brexit – Tax Developments

Webinar | 11 September 2019 | 1:00 pm CET

Host: Daniel Lyons

Presenters: Barney Horn, Caroline Barraclough, Edward Gibson, Ben Mudd

With the potential for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, businesses will need to re-assess and re-engage with their Brexit planning. It may be necessary to repeat some no-deal actions, but there is also an opportunity to implement actions that were not feasible under the previous timeframe. What are the latest tax developments in the UK and EU Member States and the key tax measures that businesses can take?

We'll discuss:

  • Latest political developments
  • Key customs considerations to mitigate additional compliance obligations and costs
  • VAT implications and lessons learned
  • Corporate tax impact of group financing and restructuring

Join us to keep up-to-date with developments.

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Latest Brexit developments' impact on business | UK perspective

Webinar | 9 September 2019 | 11:30 am CET

This Brexit webcast discusses the latest developments and their implications for business.

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Brexit developments: implications of new UK leadership | UK perspective

Webinar | 26 July 2019

Join us to discuss the latest developments following the Conservative Party election of their new Party Leader and hence the new UK Prime Minister.

Our Global Brexit Lead Amanda Tickel will be joined by Lord Jonathan Hill, former European Commissioner, Sir Philip Rycroft, former permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, and Sally Jones, Deloitte’s director of international trade policy.

We will discuss the implications of the new UK leader on the Brexit process, mitigation planning, and what these developments mean for business.

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Brexit developments update | UK perspective

Webinar | 10 June 2019

Join us to discuss the latest Brexit developments, key events in both the UK and the EU, and what happens next in the UK Parliament as the Conservative Party elects its next leader and the country’s new Prime Minister.

Our Global Brexit lead Amanda Tickel, will be joined by Nick Owen, a senior partner at Deloitte and chair of the Professional & Business Services Council, together with Lord Jonathan Hill, Conservative peer in the House of Lords.

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Brexit: Halloween extension

Webinar | 21 May 2019

Host: Andreas Jentgens

Presenters: Cloe Barnils, Christofer Mellert, and Meera Patel

The UK did not leave the EU on 29 March nor on 12 April, but will possibly exit on 31 October 2019 (or earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is accepted, or later if another extension is agreed or not at all). The future is still unclear and businesses in the UK and the EU27 are now having to adjust their planning to new Brexit dates. The latest extension has neither removed nor diminished the risks and uncertainty but has at least provided some additional time. This time should be used wisely. Businesses should act now and finalise or bolster their contingency measures to make their operations are as “Brexit-proof” as possible. There are still legal actions possible and some only became practicable again as a result of the extension. A cross-border merger would again be possible to move entities or assets from the UK to the EU27 or the other way around. We'll discuss:

  • The current Brexit situation.
  • The possible legal measures that can be finalised until the new exit date.
  • What are the next steps for businesses to brace for Brexit.

Gain practical insights from our legal specialists on the evolving situation and prepare your business for Brexit, whatever the outcome is.

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Brexit developments update | UK perspective

Webinar | 18 March 2019

Join us to discuss the latest developments following the latest round of votes in the UK parliament.

Our Global Brexit Lead David Noon, will be joined by Lord Jonathan Hill, former European Commissioner and Tom Raines, Head of the Europe Programme at Chatham House, who will provide a perspective on the politics.

Amanda Tickel, Partner, Deloitte Global Brexit Insights and Sarah Keeley from our Immigration team will discuss what these developments mean for business.

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Brexit – Tax Readiness Update

Webinar | 4 March 2019

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Barney Horn, Caroline Barraclough, Edward Wright

While the UK and the EU would like to avoid the UK leaving the EU without an agreement on 29 March, as things currently stand that will happen in less than 30 days. What are the latest developments and key tax impacts from both UK and EU perspectives? We will cover the latest position and will discuss:

  • Customs duty implications - trade agreements, customs regimes to mitigate or suspend costs, Authorised Economic Operator status, and customs declarations.
  • VAT implications - loss of simplifications, cash flow, and registration requirements.
  • Corporate Tax and Social Security considerations.

Find our more about the ever changing landscape.

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The impact of Brexit (in English)

Webinar | 28 February 2019

As things currently stand, the UK will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at midnight. The definitive outcome remains uncertain.

What is certain is that all companies, from multinationals to small businesses, need to prepare without delay and develop a readiness plan for the different possible scenarios.

  • Which parts, raw materials and services do you currently purchase in the United Kingdom? Where does your supplier purchase its goods? 
  • Do you know whether you will have to deal with import and export formalities (drafting import documents, requesting the necessary certificates, payment of import duties, classification requirements, etc.) ? 
  • Have you thought about whether you will have to register for VAT purposes in the United Kingdom? 
  • Did you look at your Incoterms and are you aware of the consequences if the United Kingdom leaves the free trade zone? 
  • Are you aware that your EORI-number will no longer be valid in the United Kingdom? 
  • What will be the impact on your current client relationships, agreements, suppliers? 
  • Will your employees in the United Kingdom become more expensive? 

With these and many more practical questions, we will have an answer during our webinar. This way, we want to help you with preparing a plan right now. 

The time is right to prepare your company for Brexit.

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The Brexit impact (in Dutch)

Webinar | 11 February 2019

As things stand, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019. The final outcome remains uncertain. What is certaint is that every company, whether a multinational or an SME, must prepare without delay and have a plan in place for the different possible scenarios.

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Brexit developments update | UK perspective

Webinar | 25 January 2019

Join us to discuss latest developments following the vote in Parliament on the Withdrawal Agreement.

Our Global Brexit lead David Noon, is joined by:

  • Lord Jonathan Hill, former European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
  • Tom Raines, Head of the Europe Programme at Chatham House
  • Ian Stewart, Deloitte's Chief Economist
  • A representative from Deloitte’s Immigration team who will discuss the EU Settled Status Scheme, and what this means for business.

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Brexit – Tax Readiness

Webinar | 11 January 2019

Host: Amanda Tickel

Presenters: Alexander Linn, Johan Hollebeek, Barney Horn

The publication of the Withdrawal Agreement and political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU marks a positive development in negotiations. However, uncertainty remains, and businesses need to be ready to adapt to the outcome, including managing the tax implications. What are the latest developments and key tax impacts from both a UK and EU perspective? We’ll discuss:

  • Customs duty implications: impact on trade agreements, use of customs regimes to mitigate or suspend additional duty costs, applying for Authorised Economic Operator status, and managing submission of customs declarations.
  • VAT implications, including loss of simplifications, cash flow and registration requirements.
  • Corporate Tax and Social Security considerations arising when EU Directives no longer apply.

Find out what this means for your business.

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Financial Services - Preparing To Manage Stamp Duties And Financial Transaction Taxes Post-Brexit

Webinar | 21 November 2018

Host: Ben Mudd
Presenters: Martin Walker, Jonathan Ginnelly, Viviane Carpentier, Mauro Lagnese

While many capital markets transactions involving UK financial institutions are likely to benefit from exemptions from stamp duties and financial transaction taxes (FTTs), can these exemptions be replicated with respect to transactions booked on EU entities? Join us as we explore how to benefit from available exemptions and reliefs, including the pitfalls to avoid. We’ll discuss:

  • How to obtain exemptions from UK and Irish stamp duty and French and Italian FTTs on transactions booked on new EU booking vehicles.
  • Whether establishing an EU booking vehicle and/or a back to back booking model adversely impacts current exemptions for the UK booking vehicle and how these risks can be mitigated.
  • Tax insights from the UK, Ireland, France and Italy.
  • A stamp/transaction tax compliance checklist post-Brexit.

Learn more about managing stamp duty and FTTs in preparing your post-Brexit operating model.

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Brexit - Tax Planning For A ‘No Deal’ Scenario

Webinar | 27 September 2018

Host: Nigel Pickard
Presenters: Amanda Tickel, Alex Boersch, Roger Brands

As part of their Brexit planning, the UK Government and EU have published preparations in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario, specifically, if the UK were to leave the EU with no Transition on 29 March 2019. Even if the EU and UK agree a deal, the impact on business is likely to be substantial. How can organisations across the region plan and prepare for the subsequent tax implications during this period of uncertainty? We’ll discuss:

  • Brexit with a specific focus on the impact to business.
  • EU and UK perspectives.
  • Key business risks including supply chain, people and systems readiness.
  • Tax implications.

Ensure your business is Brexit ready.

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Brexit - What Would a No-Deal Mean for VAT Compliance?

Webinar | 26 September 2018

Speakers

  • Barney Horn, Partner, Indirect Tax UK
  • Liesbet Nevelsteen, Partner, Deloitte Global Tax Center (Europe)

The Global Tax Center Europe (GTCE) leads global organisations to the future of tax compliance while ensuring their peace of mind every day. The tax compliance landscape is constantly evolving. Among other factors, political decisions and the digitisation of tax authorities have an impact on the regulatory environment that should not be underestimated. Keeping control over data and processes is crucial to implement a future-proof compliance strategy allowing to embrace change efficiently.

GTCE, together with local Deloitte specialists, is inaugurating a series of country-specific webinars on such topics impacting the way we do compliance.

In this particular webinar, we will focus on Brexit and what a No-deal scenario would mean for VAT compliance. 

  • Get well-structured and pragmatic insights into the potential consequences of Brexit on your VAT compliance strategy;
  • Impact analysis on VAT compliance related processes such as VAT representation or VAT returns.

Agenda

  • No-deal scenario and guidelines from HMRC;
  • Analysis of impact on: 
    • VAT registrations;
    • VAT-related formalities in terms of cross-border operations (e.g. consignment stocks, import/export);
    • Compliance obligations;
  • How to get prepared.

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Brexit - An Update On Tax Implications For Financial Services Groups

Webinar | 12 June 2018

Host: Ben Mudd
Presenters: Priscilla Ratilal, Martin Walker, Lyndsay MacGregor, Claudia Sendlbeck-Schicker

With the UK’s departure from the EU edging nearer, we’ll take a closer look at how some of the key tax issues have developed as many financial service groups progress beyond Brexit impact assessments to detailed restructuring programmes. What should your organisation be looking at now? We’ll discuss:

  • The much debated topic of tax valuations, covering latest thinking on potential UK exit charges, branch valuations and discussions with the UK tax authorities, including a look at the potential impact of reform of the intangible tax code.
  • Transfer pricing, profit attribution and VAT considerations from across the main EU territories where the passporting entities are being relocated, involved in a typical post-Brexit operating structure.
  • The potential tax impact on front office business activities, including withholding tax and stamp tax/FTT issues, that arise on migrating securities business to, and booking on, EU banking entities.
  • Tax insights from several European jurisdictions.

Find out more about this changing environment.

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Brexit – Reward, Mobility And Immigration: Key Considerations And Actions

Webinar | 2 May 2018

Host: Mike Eckes

Presenters: John Cotton, Jurga McCluskey, Michael Nicolaides

With the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union edging ever closer, organisations with a footprint beyond the UK need to consider the reward, mobility and immigration implications on their mobile work force. What should your organisation be aware of and start planning for? We’ll discuss:

  • Market insights and emerging themes on how businesses are responding.
  • The likely pre and post Brexit impact.
  • Developments beyond the UK in other European jurisdictions.

Keep up to date with this developing landscape.

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