Brexit webinars and seminars
The latest Deloitte webcasts and seminars covering implications of a post-Brexit business environment
See what Brexit-themed events are ahead and replay past webinars which you may have missed
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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
Brexit Webcast | UK perspective
Webinar | 21 October 2019 | 11:30 am CET
The latest developments and their implications on business.
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?
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?
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brexit - What Would a No-Deal Mean for VAT Compliance?
Webinar | 26 September 2018
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.