Brexit: The view from the boardroom

The UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019 and there is considerable uncertainty about the future. In this context Pinsent Masons commissioned YouGov to survey board members of the UK's largest listed and private companies to find out how boards are preparing their business for Brexit.

This report serves as an update to the report we produced in February 2018 in collaboration with YouGov and The Lawyer magazine, which examined the critical role that general counsel were playing in preparing for Brexit.

Six months on, our latest research suggests that there have been some significant changes in board members' perceptions of how prepared their business is for Brexit and how Brexit will affect their business.   

Report - key points examined

  • How well prepared do board members consider their businesses to be for Brexit?

  • What changes are boards are making to their businesses in response to Brexit?

  • To what extent are boards already triggering Brexit contingency plans for a ‘no deal’ scenario?

  • What do boards expect from their general counsel in the run-up to Brexit?

  • The report also details how businesses can take steps to identify and manage the risks associated with Brexit.

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