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Brexit resources

This page contains a list of externally produced resources which offer practical advice on the impact of the decision to leave the EU and opportunities for future business.

Looking for the ICAEW view on Brexit? Find the latest updates and expert analysis at the ICAEW Brexit hub.

UK Government and European Commission papers

Summaries of selected EU Commission and UK Government papers from ICAEW's Public Policy team are available on our UK Government on Brexit and European Commission on Brexit pages.

Statements and publications

The inclusion of an article, publication or online resource on this page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.

The realities of trade after Brexit

Baker McKenzie 2 October 2017

Report from global law firm Baker McKenzie, in association with Oxford Economics, which considers the potential impact of a ‘hard Brexit’ on the automotive, technology, healthcare and consumer goods industries. The report also looks at the best opportunities for trade with third countries as discussions move beyond the EU.

Implementing Brexit: Customs

Institute for Government 11 September 2017

Analysis paper which looks at how customs works at present and how it might work after Brexit. The paper highlights the complexity of the task ahead, which requires the UK government to orchestrate change across 30 departments and public bodies. Recommendations from the IfG include moving customs requirements away from the physical border, retaining access to key EU computer systems and establishing working groups with the private sector on implementation.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: interim report

UK Parliament 7 September 2017

Interim report from the Select Committee on the Constitution European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The report emphasises the unparalleled political, legal and constitutional significance of the Bill and makes a series of recommendations for change.

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Practical articles and guides

The inclusion of an article, publication or online resource on this page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement.

Brexit preparations – Supply chain mapping

Linklaters March 2017

A short, practical guide to supply chain mapping from Linklaters which highlights the need for businesses to be proactive in reviewing their supply chains to help assess potential post-Brexit costs and risks.

Impact of triggering article 50 on financial reports

PWC 22 March 2017

Updated alert from PWC on the potential impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on financial reports. The brief highlights some potential issues and the relevant guidance under IFRS and UK GAAP.

Brexit: The impact on contracts

Travers Smith March 2017

Legal briefing from law firm Travers Smith which looks at the steps businesses should be taking to "Brexitproof" their commercial contracts.

The reshoring opportunity

KPMG 9 March 2017

Andrew Underwood from KPMG’s UK Supply Chain Management team looks at the reshoring opportunity for UK suppliers as customers seek to shorten supply chains to avoid the risks associated with tariffs, delays and foreign exchange movements. The article ends with a six point checklist to help answer the question - is reshoring the right option?

The future of trade for the UK – a guide for businesses

Confederation of British Industry and Clifford Chance 13 February 2017

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and international law firm Clifford Chance have produced a new guide which explains the steps involved in establishing new trade relationships and the practical considerations for businesses.

Is your supply chain ready for Brexit?

Bain & Company 6 February 2017

Briefing from the global management consultants at Bain & Company which highlights the potential disruption to supply chains following Brexit and considers how companies can devise strategies in anticipation of a range of future scenarios.

Managing cash through Brexit

Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 2 February 2017

A short practical guide which poses a series of questions to help small businesses assess their current risk and exposure, including recommendations for further reading on access to short-term finance. The guide provides helpful advice in the form of ‘Ten Top Tips’ to help firms manage cash and tackle situations that might arise, such as retrospective changes to payment terms that may be to the supplier’s detriment.

Come what May: Preparing for Brexit

NCVO 20 January 2017

Blog post from Brendan Costelloe, senior external relations officer (EU) at NCVO, focusing on what voluntary organisations should be considering to prepare for the impact of Brexit.

FRC issues advice to preparers of listed companies

Financial Reporting Council 11 October 2016

FRC guidance issued to preparers of annual reports for around 1,200 large and smaller listed companies which highlights key issues and improvements that can be made to annual reports in the 2016 reporting season to help to foster investment in the UK. The letter includes a section on disclosures relating to the EU referendum result.

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Hubs

Brexit hubs have been established by professional firms, organisations and publications that provide regular updates on the latest steps towards exit from the European Union and the impact on businesses.

Brexit

International law firm Eversheds offer a range of content on the key issues for businesses, including a series of guides on topics such as contracts and procurement.

Brexit - Legal Impact

Global law firm DLA Piper provides a series of publications offering an insight into the legal implications of the vote to leave the EU for businesses.

Brexit Essentials

The brexit hub from Slaughter and May offers a series of briefings which are designed to help senior executives in charge of legal, finance and risk determine the impact of the referendum and its outcome on their business.

Brexit Next: Legal Implications

Analysis, commentary and checklists from CMS Law-Now on the legal implications of a Brexit on businesses operating in, and trading with, the UK.

Brexit: The Impact on Business

Company tracker from Bloomberg which looks at how Brexit is affecting businesses through analysis of earnings, news reports and public statements. The tracker looks at profits and prices; jobs and investment; deals; headquarter moves and winners.

Brexit: the legal implications

Microsite from Simmons & Simmons which offers analysis of the legal consequences of Brexit and its impact on business activities.

Institute of Directors: Brexit

Brexit portal from the Institute of Directors with a specific focus on the issues that directors be thinking about in the aftermath of the vote for Brexit.

New Law Journal

The New Law Journal's brexit hub offers a mixture of news, opinion and in-depth analysis of the legal developments surrounding the UK's departure from the EU.

Trade and professional press

Articles from the trade and professional press on Brexit are available to logged-in ICAEW members and ACA students through the Business Source Corporate database. This includes articles on the next steps following Britain’s decision to leave the EU and an assessment of the impact in different sectors.

Please login to the website to view the latest articles.

Help and support from the Library

The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a large collection of resources that can help you with the different issues and opportunities arising from the EU referendum decision. The wide range of topics covered includes exchange rates, export and supply chain management.

Articles and books

The collection of articles and books held by the library on the UK exit from the European Union is growing as the professional press consider the implications and the practical steps that can be taken now. 

Selected titles

Brexit implications for accountants
Accountants Digest ; no.628
Paul Bowyer (Wolters Kluwer, April 2017)
This digest will guide you around the breadth of implications facing accountants, covering corporate governance, audit, accounting, tax, VAT and employment.

Doing business after Brexit: A practical guide to the legal changes
Helen Tse (Bloomsbury Professional, August 2017)
This practical guide considers the legal issues arising out of Brexit and the issues that businesses are likely to face. The book suggests appropriate steps to mitigate risk and take advantage of any opportunities.

If you wish to see any of the material listed in our catalogue please contact the library enquiry team by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620, by web chat or by email at library@icaew.com

Specialist databases

The library offers access to international accountancy, business, law and tax databases that include further articles and analysis following the EU referendum result and information that can help you explore new business opportunities.

If you are visiting Chartered Accountants’ Hall you can access these databases directly through the computers in the Business Centre. Alternatively, the enquiry team can search the databases on your behalf and supply the most appropriate material by email (subject to licences).

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