There are now just weeks to go before completion of the EU Exit implementation period.
Latest intelligence suggests that UK business awareness and readiness is improving, at least for larger operations – the position for SMEs is less certain.
Government preparation continues – IT systems are mostly finished, though physical infrastructure may be harder to complete on-time.
Whether or not there is a trade deal with the EU, these new arrangements will be tested hard on 01st January 2021.
IGD’s next EU Exit webinar will bring you up-to-date on all the key issues:
- Deal or no deal – what it means for UK businesses
- FAQs: focus on labelling, pallets and the NI Protocol
- Economic outlook
- The shopper position
We hope that you’ll join us then!
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Chief Economist, IGD
James’ role at IGD is to help businesses anticipate and cope with strategic events, including: economic pressures, geo-political change, social developments and environmental stress.
James is well known for speaking at both UK and international events and provides interviews for TV, radio and the press. He also creates original reports and articles for IGD.
James has worked with clients across the entire grocery industry as well as with non-industry groups such as government departments, financial businesses and NGOs.
James joined IGD in April 1999 and has served in several roles, becoming Chief Economist in 2004.
Prior to joining IGD, he worked for Hillsdown Holdings, Northern Foods and Rank-Xerox.
Senior Shopper Insight Manager
Michael has responsibility for all IGD’s shopper insight focusing on IGD’s Shopper Confidence Index, and how shopper behaviour is changing due to key events such as COVID-19 and EU exit. Michael also focuses on shopper insight relating to health and wellness, sustainability and multichannel shopping.
Michael is an experienced presenter, regularly delivering actionable shopper insights. He has over 20 years’ agency and client-side experience in managing and conducting qualitative and quantitative research projects. He was previously Senior Insight Manager at Which? and has worked at both GfK Market Research and Research International.