Can consulting manage Brexit?

theConsultant.eu has a new focus — Brexit.

For the foreseeable future it will be devoted to the threats and opportunities Brexit presents.

It remains a forum for Europe's management consultants to share news, gossip, opinion and analysis as they and their customers across the continent face up to the perilous challenge of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

It is edited by Dave Madden, once a management consultant and long-time editor of Management Consultant International and The Accountant. Contact The Editor on +44.1270 812774, +44.7821 901580 or editor@theconsultant.eu.

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PM, EU exchange polite letters

The eleventh hour letters — here — in full. Should you be interested, at all. (PS — nothing has changed, only the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement has legal status).

Brexit Partners' roundup

Brexit Partners, the consulting firm dedicated to Brexit strategy, has a useful summary of what promises to be a momentous week of British politics here.

Young techies push People's Vote

Young technology consultants, in partnership with their games industry peers and the Best for Britain campaign group, have written to MPs urging them to vote down Mrs May's EU Withdrawal Agreement deal next week, and to arrange speedily for a People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU. Their argument is here.

5000 jobs go at JLR Brexit bites

5000 jobs are to go at Jaguar Land Rover with a China slump, diesel decline and Brexit uncertainty cited as a perfect storm — and Boston Consulting Group advising owners Tata on a £2.5 billion cost cutting programme.

"We can't go on like this".

Greg Clark, the UK business secretary, has used a trip to Berlin to urge his own government to rule out no deal Brexit and the "dire prospect" of trading on WTO terms. His argument is published by Politico here.