Do non-British workers still see the UK as an attractive place to live & work?

It is often said that people are the most valuable asset in any organisation and yet, one year on from the vote to leave the European Union, there has been limited focus on the views of the 3.4 million non-UK nationals employed in Britain today. 

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Posted on 11/07/2017

Let the talks begin: what Article 50 means for business



The announcement today that Article 50 has now been triggered is the first formal step to our country’s exit from the European Union. While symbolically this is undoubtedly a watershed moment, in reality as of today, nothing has changed.

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Posted on 29/03/2017

How long will it take to negotiate a US-UK free trade agreement?

by David Noon, UK Brexit Lead and Head of Risk Advisory

It’s often said that a week is a long time in politics. And as 2016 showed, just one day can transform a nation’s political landscape. If so much can change in 24 hours, what could the next few months, with the Article 50 trigger in sight, have in store? Could just a few months – as Ted Malloch, the man tipped to be the next US ambassador to the EU, believes – be all it takes to negotiate a free trade agreement between the US and the UK?

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Posted on 02/03/2017

Still got it? Why Brexit hasn't dented US-UK dealflow

One of the many lessons of the Brexit vote, according to some media commentators, is that confirmation bias is the new normal in global politics.

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Posted on 16/02/2017

Brexit: direction of travel

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by David Noon, UK Brexit Lead and Head of Risk Advisory

This has been, on the face of it, an eventful week on the Brexit journey. However in the short term, at least, the negotiating aims of the UK and the process by which it will commence those negotiations remain intact. The ‘Brexit Bill’ was debated in Parliament and passed the MP vote by a majority of 384.

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Posted on 03/02/2017

The start of the Brexit journey

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by David Noon, UK Brexit Lead and Head of Risk Advisory

Prime Minister May’s speech yesterday, 17th January, has brought some clarity to the Brexit debate. Many of the key points had been signposted in advance, but there was some new detail, and the desired outcome from the negotiations that will define the future shape of our relationship with the EU is starting to emerge.

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Posted on 18/01/2017