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Now is a good time to be in tech
Charlie Jolly

22 October 2020

The coronavirus pandemic sent shock waves through the British economy. But for the tech sector, the future might be looking brighter than most.

How Local Authorities can approach spending decisions post-coronavirus
Jenny Irwin

22 October 2020

RSM’s Economics Consulting team highlight what local authorities should consider when financial planning in a post-coronavirus world. The team can help organisations prioritise spending through workshops and economic analysis.

HMRC cancellation fees
Anne Holt

21 October 2020

HMRC’s new policy on cancellation fees and early termination charges threatens a surprising number of businesses with backdated VAT bills, despite historic guidance to the contrary.

Are you ready for the transition from LIBOR to SONIA?

17 October 2020

The London inter-bank offered rate (LIBOR), a globally accepted key benchmark interest rate for over 35 years , is being replaced by the reformed sterling overnight index average (SONIA) from 31 December 2021.

International tax news update Oct 2020

17 October 2020

When it comes to the taxation of services provided digitally (usually remotely from territories away from the consumer), the spotlight has been on the OECD for some time, as it strives to find a consensus on the taxation of the digital economy – it previously committed to do this by the end of 2020. A failure to agree a consensus is likely to result in double taxation for affected taxpayers – including the likes of Amazon, Google, Airbnb, Facebook etc.

Are you guilty as charged without even knowing it?

17 October 2020

Following HMRC’s recent statistics on investigations relating to the corporate criminal offence (CCO), we discuss the potential affects for unsuspecting organisations.

Tax voice - October 2020

17 October 2020

The latest edition of tax voice outlines a range of tax related issues including VAT policy and CCO with a focus on how you can prepare.

HMRC makes backdated VAT policy change to termination fees

17 October 2020

In the past, HMRC has accepted that contractually agreed payments due in the event of a breach of contract, and thus amounting to compensation, were typically outside the scope of VAT, because they are not consideration for any supply of goods or services.

Pub and restaurant groups suffer sales set-backs in September

16 October 2020

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups saw sales fall back significantly in September after August’s Eat Out To Help Out campaign boost and the introduction of the 10pm curfew at the end of the month, latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker show.

Six challenges for scaling tech businesses for 2021
Ross Stupart

16 October 2020

In this article we discuss the six challenges for scaling tech businesses for 2021 including accessing capital, business structures, succession, intellectual property and the Covid-19 bill.