Tag Archives: Brexit

Does ARGA (the new UK accounting regulator) spell trouble for directors?

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Two years ago, I suggested that a House of Commons Select Committee report spelled trouble for company directors and potential joy for the plaintiff’s bar. Now that prospect has become a lot more real. Concerns about the effectiveness of the … Continue reading →

Stockpiling for Brexit? Make sure your credit insurance covers you

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Many businesses involved in the supply chain for vital goods are stockpiling in preparation for any possible disruption after Brexit. While this makes sense in terms of ensuring continuity of supply, businesses must also be aware of the accompanying risks. Continue reading →

Unrest and uncertainty: Understanding the consequences of Brexit for businesses

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One of the primary consequences of Brexit could be the continuing ability of law enforcement to share information and coordinate their activities. Continue reading →

Changing talent strategies: The U.K. construction industry’s need to attract young workers

According to executives interviewed for the Construction Risk Index, risks associated with the megatrend ‘workforce management and talent optimisation’ combine to be the second biggest threat to construction companies over the next 10 years. The U.K. construction industry faces a … Continue reading →

U.K. leisure and hospitality sector in a post-Brexit world

There’s no doubt that the U.K. vote to leave the E.U. heralds much uncertainty for the leisure and hospitality sector. Representing 10% of GDP, this sector employs 4.49 million people, 15% of whom are migrants from the E.U. Unless steps … Continue reading →

Life after Brexit? Risks and opportunities for U.K. retailers

Rising inflation, less favorable exchange rates, higher import costs…these are but some of the challenges facing U.K. retailers in the post-Brexit world. As part of a series of updates on the effects of Brexit on various U.K. industries, Willis Towers … Continue reading →

Chronic labour shortage forecast for U.K. food and drink industry post Brexit

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As part of a series of in depth articles on the effect of Brexit on various U.K. industries, Willis Towers Watson recently released its insights on the food and drink industry. Brexit has added to mounting concerns over a chronic … Continue reading →

What a hard Brexit could mean for U.K’s transport industry

The possibility of a “hard Brexit” from the European Union (EU) following the June 8 general election could change market dynamics for many transport companies, and spark questions about present business models. If conservatives retain power as current polls suggest, … Continue reading →

Brexit impact on transportation industry

The U.K. Government has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, meaning Britain’s exit from the E.U. will be complete by the end of March 2019. Continue reading →

A world on edge: Political risk in 2017

Two words capture the political climate in much of the world today: uncertainty and disruption. This is the kind of volatility that political risk insurance addresses. Continue reading →