Beyond Brexit

A podcast series from PwC UK in which we discuss key Brexit-related events and issues affecting business and the economy.


  • Episode 23 - 'Flextension' as businesses regear for Brexit

    Apr 11 2019

    As a second planned ‘exit day’ passes our host Emily Khan is joined by Michael Moore, our senior political adviser and a new guest to our series, Caroline Turnbull-Hall, PwC's master Brexit scenario planner to take stock of the latest announcements from Europe and London, review the risks ahead and explore how businesses can regear for the ‘flextension’ the UK has been granted.

  • Episode 22 - What has already changed for good

    Mar 28 2019

    As we approach the date of the UK leaving the EU, Emily Khan presses pause on the political debate and takes stock of what has already changed, and what that means for government, business and us all.

  • Episode 21 - Ready or not? It’s not too late

    Feb 19 2019

    Host Emily Khan discusses the latest political developments with PwC Senior Political Adviser Michael Moore, and makes a to do list for those who think they’ve left it too late to prepare.

  • Episode 20: A sector special - how are different industries preparing for Brexit?

    Jan 25 2019

    Join our live webcast on 23rd January where our experts will discuss what practical actions organisations at different stages of readiness can take now to prepare. So, whether you think you're ready for anything, or haven't made a start yet, this webcast will help you take the steps you need as we approach 29 March 2019.

  • Beyond Brexit live: join our webcast on 23rd January

    Jan 17 2019

    Join our live webcast on 23rd January where our experts will discuss what practical actions organisations at different stages of readiness can take now to prepare. So, whether you think you're ready for anything, or haven't made a start yet, this webcast will help you take the steps you need as we approach 29 March 2019.

  • Episode 19 - Economics special - understanding the impact of Brexit on the UK economy

    Jan 04 2019

    Host Emily Khan is joined by Mike Jakeman and Barret Kupelian, both Senior Economists at PwC, to discuss how we can expect Brexit to impact the UK economy in 2019, how economic analysis can help businesses prepare, and what the longer term outlook for the economy is as we move into the 2020s.

  • Episode 18 - A political update with 100 days to go

    Dec 18 2018

    With only 100 days left until the UK leaves the EU, and the political landscape constantly changing, listen in to our Head of Political Affairs, Anna Wallace, and Senior Advisor, Michael Moore as they discuss what we know now and can expect over the next weeks and months.

  • Episode 17 - Is the deal done?

    Nov 19 2018

    Host Emily Khan is joined by Head of Brexit, Andrew Gray, Head of Political Relations, Anna Wallace and Senior Trade Advisor, Phil Brown for a bite-size episode on what the recent developments mean for business, who may currently be feeling more uncertain than ever.

  • Episode 16 - Beyond the October Summit

    Oct 23 2018

    Emily Khan, guest host of our Beyond Brexit podcast, is joined by two familiar voices to regular listeners - Anna Wallace, Head of Political Relations and Andrew Gray, Head of Brexit with a newcomer to the panel, Imane Chetouani, one of our Immigration specialists. After the much anticipated October EU Summit we put some of the questions we are hearing most often from clients to this group.

  • Episode 15 - Time to act

    Jul 17 2018

    With less than nine months to go before the UK leaves the European Union all eyes are on the UK government for solutions to the remaining unresolved challenges. How should you prepare for Brexit and what opportunities are there for your business? In this recording of our recent Beyond Brexit - Time to Act live webcast our experts, Andrew Gray, Head of Brexit, Anna Wallace, Director of Political Relations, Phil Brown, Senior Trade Advisor and Julia Onslow-Cole, Head of Global Immigration discus...more

  • Episode 14 - What do the proposed customs options mean for business?

    May 30 2018

    Following last week's evidence by HMRC to the Treasury Select Committee, Matthew Clark, PwC's Head of UK Customs, Excise and International Trade and Anna Wallace, Director of Political Relations discuss what the proposed new customs options could mean for business.

  • Episode 13 - What does the transition agreement mean for business?

    Mar 28 2018

    Sally Cosgrove is joined by Andrew Gray, PwC's Brexit leader and Anna Wallace, Director of Political Relations to discuss the potential impact the recently announced transition agreement will have on business and what organisations now need to prioritise in their Brexit planning.

  • Episode 12 - What does Brexit mean for GDPR?

    Mar 15 2018

    The biggest overhaul of data protection in two decades - the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR - comes into force across the EU in May. In this Beyond Brexit episode, our new host, Sally Cosgrove, is joined by Kevin Burrowes, our head of clients and markets, and Stewart Room, our lead partner for GDPR and data protection, to discuss the potential impact arising from Brexit.

  • Episode 11 - Financial Services in a post-Brexit world

    Dec 15 2017

    Gaenor Bagley is joined by Andrew Kail, Head of Financial Services at PwC, and Mark Hoban, Board member at TheCityUK , to discuss how the UK financial services sector is preparing for the challenges ahead and why collaboration between the industry, government and regulators is key.

  • Episode 10 - The EU point of view

    Dec 01 2017

    Understanding and influencing the view from Brussels will be critical for businesses as they plan for the potential outcomes of Brexit. PwC's Brussels corporate affairs director Ray Taylor, financial services regulation director Brian Polk and strategic adviser on Brexit Michael Moore join Gaenor Bagley to discuss the perspective of the EU27, the issues businesses should be following closely, and what they can be doing in the meantime.

  • Episode 9 - People planning

    Oct 30 2017

    In this episode, we discuss the key people and immigration issues that businesses should be considering in their Brexit planning and highlight some of the practical actions that can be taken now. To discuss these topics, Gaenor Bagley is joined by Ben Wilkins, People and Organisation Partner at PwC UK, and Katrina Cooper, Director in our Immigration practice.

  • Episode 8 - Destination will be in the detail

    Oct 02 2017

    Head of political relations Anna Wallace discusses what business can take away from the Prime Minister's speech in Florence.

  • Episode 7 - The industrial strategy

    Jul 27 2017

    As the Government considers the responses to its Industrial Strategy Green Paper, Andrew Sentance, senior economic adviser at PwC, talks to Gaenor Bagley about why the UK needs an industrial strategy and discusses the elements which can have the most positive impact on the economy.

  • Episode 6 - The new negotiating landscape

    Jul 20 2017

    In this extended Beyond Brexit edition recorded at a webcast for clients, we discuss the new political landscape in the UK and how it could affect Brexit negotiations, the view from Brussels, and our latest take on issues such as the free movement of labour. To discuss these topics, Gaenor Bagley is joined by Neil Sherlock, Reputational Strategy Partner and Julia Onslow-Cole, Head of Global Immigration and Ray Taylor, Director, Public Policy, who is based in Brussels.

  • Episode 5 - Triggering a change

    Mar 30 2017

    In our fifth Beyond Brexit podcast, PwC's chairman Kevin Ellis joins a number of guests to reflect on the historic moment the countdown to the UK's exit from the EU began, what our European colleagues are thinking and what sort of deal we might see.

  • Episode 4 - The tax factor

    Mar 21 2017

    In our fourth Beyond Brexit podcast, senior tax partner Stella Amiss considers how Brexit provides an opportunity to reshape the tax system. How can tax policy underpin the Industrial Strategy to create the conditions for businesses of all sizes and sectors to grow?

  • Episode 3 - Outlook for growth

    Mar 03 2017

    In the third in Beyond Brexit podcast, our senior economic adviser Andrew Sentance considers the short and longer term outlook for UK growth and discusses inflation, the Industrial Strategy and and trade negotiations.

  • Episode 2 - Mind the skills gap

    Feb 17 2017

    In the second in our series of Beyond Brexit podcasts, we consider access to talent and skills. What might changes to immigration rules mean for business and what can they be doing now to prepare?

  • Episode 1 - The road ahead

    Feb 08 2017

    Welcome to the first in our series of Beyond Brexit podcasts in which we consider milestones in the Brexit process over the weeks and months ahead and discuss what we know so far and what businesses can and should be doing.