24 episodes

Listen to our podcast in which our experts discuss the big issues facing businesses in the new reality post COVID-19, also Brexit. (Formerly The Business of Brexit.)

Submit your questions to our experts by emailing us and hear their answers on the next show: brexit@kpmg.co.uk

Perspectives on the New Reality KPMG in the UK

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    • 4.8 • 65 Ratings

Listen to our podcast in which our experts discuss the big issues facing businesses in the new reality post COVID-19, also Brexit. (Formerly The Business of Brexit.)

Submit your questions to our experts by emailing us and hear their answers on the next show: brexit@kpmg.co.uk

    Ep.23 - Look both ways

    Ep.23 - Look both ways

    It’s just over a year since Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won the election. We look back over the events of the past year and ahead to what we can expect in 2021.
    Vice Chair James Stewart asks the questions and is joined by:
    Alasdair Murray, Head of External Affairs, who discusses the view from Westminster.
    Jennifer Lee, Head of our Liverpool office, providing her insights on how regional businesses have fared.
    Olu Odubajo, customer and digital consultant and host of his own podcast, talking about changing consumer habits.

    • 21 min
    Ep.22 - Is Biden good for business?

    Ep.22 - Is Biden good for business?

    As the US election plays out its final throes, we ask what does a Biden administration mean for UK business?
    Vice Chair James Stewart asks the questions and is joined by:
    Alasdair Murray, Head of External Affairs, KPMG in the UK – explaining what the change of President means for British politics and policies
    Yael Selfin, Chief Economist, KPMG in the UK – examining the possible economic impact and prospects for UK growth
    Michelle Quest, Tax Partner, KPMG – discussing what the election result could mean for a UK-US trade deal and what British businesses can expect.

    • 15 min
    Ep.21 - Wake-up call

    Ep.21 - Wake-up call

    For businesses already grappling with the impact of COVID-19, Brexit is an issue they could do without. But with the end of the transition period just weeks away, is there a risk of sleepwalking into a no-deal Brexit? And, if so, who will give businesses a wake-up call?
    In this episode, our experts discuss the stop-start nature of negotiations, the implications of no-deal or a skinny deal for regional businesses, and how Brexit could change the way we have to manage data.
    The line-up:
    David Elliott – Office Senior Partner, Newcastle Office, KPMG in the UK
    Alasdair Murray – Head of External Affairs, KPMG in the UK
    Isabel Ost – Director & Solicitor, KPMG Law, KPMG in the UK
    James Stewart – Vice Chair, Head of Brexit, KPMG in the UK

    • 17 min
    Ep.20 - Keep calm and carry on

    Ep.20 - Keep calm and carry on

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work. Any hopes we’d return to some semblance of normal by autumn have evaporated. We could be facing another six months or more of restrictions.
    Our panel discusses how businesses can help their people keep calm and carry on. We consider how organisations can adapt their approach to recruitment and onboarding, drawing on our own experience at KPMG. We look at how companies are motivating their people and supporting their health and wellbeing. And we take the view of one of our apprentices on what it’s like to work in a remote team, and the critical role of technology in the virtual office.
    The line-up:
    Mel Newton – Partner, People Consulting, KPMG in the UK
    Josh Port – apprentice and digital ninja, KPMG in the UK
    James Stewart – Vice Chair, Head of Brexit, KPMG in the UK
    Camilla Woodhead – Head of Student Recruitment, KPMG in the UK

    • 19 min
    Ep. 19 - The waiting game

    Ep. 19 - The waiting game

    We’ve reached peak uncertainty in the UK: we’re officially in a recession; unemployment is rising; and there’s no sign of Brexit deal. That puts business leaders in a tight spot: should they press on with their plans, or wait and see what happens next? Our experts unravel the politics, economics and regional aspects of this waiting game, to help business leaders get ready for the new reality.
    The line-up:
    James Stewart – Vice Chair, Head of Brexit, KPMG in the UK
    Alisdair Murray – Director, External Affairs, KPMG in the UK
    Yael Selfin – Chief Economist, KPMG in the UK
    Chris Hearld – Head of Regions, KPMG in the UK

    • 19 min
    Ep.18 - Are you ready for Brexit?

    Ep.18 - Are you ready for Brexit?

    The impact of COVID-19 remains the focus for government and business. But Brexit hasn’t gone away.
    Our experts discuss what we can expect as we approach the end of the transition period. Will we get a deal - and if so, what will it look like? We consider the EU’s point of view and take a deeper dive into what a deal could mean for trade and customs tariffs.
    The line-up:
    Stuart Burt – Senior Manager, External Affairs, KPMG in the UK
    Rebecca Okuda – Director, Head of Trade & Customs, KPMG in the UK
    James Stewart – Vice Chair, Head of Brexit, KPMG in the UK
    Kay Swinburne – Vice Chair of Financial Services, KPMG in the UK

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Coxy696 ,

Unique insights

Having Kay Swinburne at KPMG and contributing to this pod gives an incredible insight to what’s really happening in the EU at this critical point. The clarity and non-political views are incredibly valuable.

aw194 ,

Only half what needed

Well presented and at a good level.....but only gives business half of what it should 😢

Brexit obviously represents risks and opportunities....but this podcast only covers the former

It’s the classic remoaner, a problem to be managed thing.....logo tells all

Why not offer thoughts and advice on how to maximise upside opportunities too?

Love89123 ,

Incredibly usefull

A great source of clear business advice during an extremely confusing and unpredictable time. Thank you!

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