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Fraud in charities - fraud awareness week 2016

24 October 2016

Fraud in charities is a fact of life. We are seeing some sophisticated trends such as cyber enabled frauds (including email scams, supplier bank account change requests) but most are relatively simple and can be prevented.

Managing the hidden risks of indirect tax

24 October 2016

We have developed a series of key lessons to improve accounting processes and minimise VAT issues.

Cyber fraud risks for charities

24 October 2016

Cyber risk seems to be the new phenomena, but is that the reality? The terminology is new, but the risks have been around for several decades.

AIMA survey studies alignment between hedge fund managers and investors
Shyam Moorjani

21 October 2016

In Concert, a new survey and study by the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), takes an important look at the changing and more cooperative nature of relationships between hedge fund managers and their investors.

Managing the hidden risk of VAT

20 October 2016

VAT is often considered a remote risk for businesses. However, a recent tribunal case highlights the real reputational and financial risk that inaccurate accounting processes can cause. With increasing scrutiny on corporate taxes in the UK and globally - could we see more businesses slipping up?

Weekly tax brief - 20 October 2016

20 October 2016

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments.

Latest tax gap figures usher in new attack on tax evasion and tax crime

20 October 2016

HMRC’s latest figures show the UK tax gap continuing at around £36bn. But that’s only part of the story. As a percentage of tax yield, the tax gap has dropped by the equivalent of £11bn over 10 years. More significantly perhaps, the newly reorganised HMRC is promising an unprecedented new attack on tax evasion and tax crime.

Pub and restaurant chains see positive September sales trend

20 October 2016

Consumer spending on eating and drinking out continues to hold up post-Brexit vote, with managed pub and restaurant groups reporting collective like-for-like sales up 1.8 per cent in September against the same month last year, according to latest monthly figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

UK tax changes require tough life decisions for non-doms

20 October 2016

Non-UK domiciled (non-dom) individuals continue to suffer political scrutiny on the tax treatment they receive, and the resultant tax they pay in the UK. But with a continually shifting landscape and imminent changes afoot, is tax for non-doms becoming too taxing?

Emergency services: collaboration are you prepared for the upcoming changes?
Andy Murray

19 October 2016

Various factors point to a scale of change greater than that achieved through the 2010-2015 Spending Review period and a type of change that requires a degree of collaboration beyond what has successfully been delivered previously.