The new year may not quite have felt like the start of a new chapter, with the country back in national lockdown. But there was one big change on 1 January: the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU began. And while it was looking increasingly unlikely in the weeks before Christmas, a trade deal was agreed – albeit a skinny one. So, what will life after Brexit look like? And what does the deal mean for UK plc?
Last week, I hosted a digital event looking at the key Brexit considerations for business in 2021. I was joined by Mark Berrisford-Smith, Head of Economics at HSBC UK – Commercial Banking, and David Grimes, CEO of Sorted.com. We also heard from KPMG’s Rebecca Okuda, Linda Ellett, Mina Shiraishi and Iain Prince. They provided some great insights on how businesses can address concerns around the movement of products and people.
Here are six things I took away from the event: