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Brexit lead at Deloitte comments on what 31 Jan means for businesses

31 January 2020

Please see the below comment from Amanda Tickel, Brexit lead at Deloitte, on the UK leaving the EU at 11pm GMT today and what this means for businesses:

“As we approach the eleventh hour, the mind-set of business must now shift. Brexit is no longer a possible risk to plan for, but a real change. While little will alter overnight, time on the transition clock will quickly run out.

“Government and businesses must now engage on the Brexit technicalities and all organisations – regardless of their size or industry – have to get prepared for leaving the EU. Those businesses who simply wait to see the details of a Free Trade Agreement will be too late; some areas of change are already determined and can be prepared for now.

“Deloitte’s latest CFO survey recently showed the largest increase in business confidence in its 11-year history – it’s important to capitalise on that momentum as we enter this new period.”

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