Ensure the continuity of your activities after 1 January 2021 and prepare in advance.
On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. This was the start of a transitional period until the end of this year, during which the free movement of goods, services and persons will continue to be guaranteed.
Since then, new negotiations have been initiated regarding the future way of cooperation between the UK and the EU in the areas of trade, security, civil rights, etc. If the negotiators do not reach an agreement, we will fall back into a “no deal” scenario, with all its consequences. Recent statements by Boris Johnson and European leaders show that there are still many obstacles to reaching a free trade agreement in time. Whatever the outcome of the negotiations, Belgian companies need to prepare now for the significant changes that will in any case take place from 1 January 2021.
The Grant Thornton Brexit team would like to invite you to our Brexit webinar on 26 November. Our Brexit experts Koenraad De Bie and Chris Peeters will be happy to give you an update on the latest developments, highlight the most recent key issues in the field of VAT and direct taxes and explain how you can prepare yourself in the best possible way, whatever the potential scenarios may be.
Their approach is very practical: you will learn very specifically what you need to know and, above all, what you need to do in order to be able to change gear quickly, to prepare optimally, and therefore to guarantee the continuity of your activities after 1 January 2021.
At the end of the session there is room for questions and answers.
09:30 - 10:45
- Update on the current state of affairs
- Brexit key VAT issues regarding trade between the EU, Northern Ireland and the UK following latest guidelines of HMRC and the EU
- Brexit and the relating direct tax issues
10:45 - 11:00