Accountants discuss Brexit at meeting with NIO directors
THE free flow of goods and services around Ireland will be crucial following Brexit, a group representing chartered accountants has told the Northern Ireland Office (NIO).
Chartered Accountants Ulster Society presented the findings of research on business attitudes to Brexit during their meeting at Stormont House with Colin Perry, NIO director for EU exit, legacy and economy.
The group also discussed the findings of research by Chartered Accountants Ireland on the consequences of the reintroduction of a customs border on the island of Ireland.
A spokesman said: “The importance of a free flow of goods and services on the island post-brexit and the difficulties for businesses, particularly agri-businesses, in implementing customs duties were discussed at the meeting.”
Chartered Accountants Ulster Society will host a half-day Brexit conference with Danske Bank on November 14. The conference will examine the key issues for businesses and look at the steps which major companies are taking to meet the challenges posed by Brexit.
From left: Brian Keegan, director of public policy and tax at Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), Zara Duffy, head of Chartered Accountants Northern Ireland, Crona Brady, tax manager CAI, Colin Perry, director of the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), Pamela Mccreedy, chair of The Ulster Society of Chartered Accountants and Mark Davies, NIO deputy director