With or without Brexit – Disruption either way
I have no doubt. Unless a fully unexpected landslide occurs in favour of the Liberal Democrats, Britain post 31st January 2020 will offer a different environment to international business than it does today. PM Johnson’s’ Conservative party vows to sever the links with the EU, with both a new deal and a no-deal as acceptable outcomes. Jeremy Corbyns’ Labour party aims to nationalize many long-privatized public services and to “take on the billionaires and tax dodgers”.
So change is on the horizon, and approaching fast.
“Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and never give-up trying” my grandfather once told me.
All the more surprising then that less than half of cross-border companies dealing from or with the UK have any form of contingency plan ready.
Location-wise, expect important disruption ahead. Both in the UK and the rest of Europe.