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Brexit: Planning the future, shaping the debate

The people of the UK have taken the decision to leave the European Union.

What happens next - and the implications for businesses and organisations in the UK - is less clear. 

In the face of  volatility and ambiguity, it is important to stay calm, review contingency plans and assess the possible implications for your organisation and the risks and opportunities this creates.  At Grant Thornton we see our role as helping you navigate and shape this environment. 

We will provide information on what we know about the process of leaving the EU and we will share insights into what we think may happen next and what issues organisations should consider in planning for the future.  Our advisers are here to help you achieve your ambitions in an uncertain and unstable world.

What happens next?

How to prepare

Following the EU referendum there will be a wide range of external factors that may have implications for your organisation and affect your business strategy.  We have set out some initial thoughts on these,  looking at politics; the economy;  the legal and regulatory environment; trade; and wider business behaviours.  Included are some suggested initial questions you may wish to consider when assessing the implications and developing plans to mitigate risk and capitalise on new opportunities.

Shaping the debate

Business of all sizes and sectors, public services and not-for-profit organisations across the UK now  have a critical role to play in shaping the future of Britain. Grant Thornton is leading a debate about how we build a vibrant economy.  You can find out more here:   We want to give you a voice and would welcome views on what the priorities should be for government and the UK to create a new economy outside the EU.