Could the Brexit flextension be a blessing in disguise for businesses?

Could Brexit flextension be blessing in disguise?

Commenting on the Brexit flextension, James Stewart, Vice Chairman and Head of Brexit, KPMG UK says.


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Commenting on the Brexit flextension, James Stewart, Vice Chairman and Head of Brexit, KPMG UK says:

 “There may be groans all round for those hoping for an outcome before 31 October, with more and more people in business looking for closure with a deal scenario.

“However, the flextension could be a blessing in disguise as it removes the cliff-edge, but sustains the environment to complete a deal as soon as possible. Businesses can now stand down their cliff-edge planning for Halloween; although those plans may still be needed at a later date.

“What the flextension won’t do, however, is help with consumer confidence, staffing issues or investment decisions – and many businesses will still be hoping for a deal scenario this side of Christmas.”

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