Excellent response to Brexit conference invite

More than 170 manufacturers have signed up for a live video conference aimed at helping businesses with their Brexit preparations which is being held by national audit, tax, risk and advisory firm Crowe on Friday, October 16.

Johnathan Dudley
Johnathan Dudley

The session will feature Oldbury-based Johnathan Dudley, national head of manufacturing at Crowe, and Rob Marchant, VAT and customs duty services partner.

Mr Dudley said: “We are delighted with the response so far and hope more will register to join us on the day as we run the spotlight over the current state of play.

“The event will not just be about what we know so far, but also what is still to be resolved in the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU. We will be explaining the key areas of change and providing insights into how these changes can be managed.”

There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions, share details of the preparation they have undertaken and to hear from Crowe’s VAT and customs duty specialists.

Areas also covered will include the need for customs declarations, Incoterms, VAT registration changes, sales to Northern Ireland and Eire, origin and preference, transit arrangements and customs regimes such as bonded warehousing and Returned Goods Relief.

Mr Dudley added: “There are areas and details to be confirmed, but whether we get a deal or proceed with a no-deal exit, businesses must still be at an optimum state of preparation and be ready to move quickly where flexibility and change is required nearer the date of December 31.

“With all the disruption and issues that responding to Covid-19 have brought, there is a risk that businesses may have taken their eye of the Brexit ball in the past six months.

“There will be winners and losers when the eventual changes are finalised, but businesses owe it to themselves to be as prepared as they possibly can be to gain advantage and win market share.”

For an invitation to join the Zoom conference on Friday at 12 noon contact Nathan Sanghera on 0121 543 1900 or e-mail nathan.sanghera@crowe.co.uk

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