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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Kazient turns its back on Farage

London-based GDPR privacy consultancy Kazient has turned its back on the chance of a £30k project with The Brexit Party on ethical grounds. Jamal Ahmed, founder of Kazient, said he declined to work for Nigel Farage's party because, "it represents everything I stand against."

Japan heads for the door -SCMP

Japan's corporations head for the channel tunnel, as its gateway to Europe seems set to close. Unusually frank Japanese comment in the South China Morning Post.

Preparing for No Deal - IfG

As the new government marches us towards No Deal, a new paper from the Institute for Government looks at what the Prime Minister will need to do in the next 94 days to prepare. (Spoiler alert — IfG argues No Deal Brexit would not be a clean break but would dominate government for years to come.)

No deal = Recession says OBR

A no-deal Brexit would plunge Britain into a recession, with the economy shrinking by two per cent by the end of next year, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), the UK Government's independent forecasting body. It says increased uncertainty and falling confidence would hit investment, sterling and trade. In its latest Fiscal Risks Report the OBR says: "Together, these push the economy into recession...Real GDP falls by 2% by the end of 2020 and is 4% below our March forecast by that point."

Brexit tools from TechforUK

If there is anyone left in consulting with the will or the energy to want to stop Brexit, this collection of tools would be a place to start.