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Six Issues for tech startups in 2018
Ross Stupart

11 May 2018

Private equity investment across Europe has reached its highest level in a decade at €71.7bn, a 29 per cent year-on-year increase. We outline six issues tech startups are facing in 2018.

The fine line of a fair dismissal

10 May 2018

The abolishment of tribunal fees has led to a rise in employment tribunal claims, so it’s a good idea to ensure that you and your organisation have a clear understanding of the risks and some mitigating strategies when dismissing. Read more to find out how you can avoid some common mistakes.

FS providers and outsourcing: the potential hidden VAT cost
Justine McInnes

01 May 2018

It is clear following Axa Denplan (CJEU Case 175/09), that services which fall within the description of “payment processing” will only qualify for VAT exemption in very limited circumstances.

The Pensions Regulator’s annual funding statement – it’s all about risk management
Donald Fleming

01 May 2018

The Pensions Regulator (‘tPR’) has published its annual defined benefit funding statement which will be particularly relevant for schemes with triennial valuations effective from 22 September 2017.

NHS Health Matters report
Timothy Merritt

27 April 2018

As we enter a new financial year RSM’s latest edition of Health Matter’s concentrates on the constant requirement to ensure good governance is maintained. Whilst our experience of working in a wide and varied base of NHS organisations shows that governance is generally effective, a few recent CQC reports have highlighted concerns in this area. This edition is based around the theme of governance and covers a range of issues. Download your copy now.

Preparing for an exit? Seven key considerations to maximise success
Simon Adams

26 April 2018

Preparation is key to getting the business in the right shape to maximise the exit value. In order to increase the chance of a successful sale and get the best value, owners should start to consider their business from an outsiders perspective by identifying and addressing key areas of risk.

Surprise extension to the childcare voucher scheme
Jackie Hall

25 April 2018

In a surprise move, the Government has announced an extension of the existing childcare voucher (CCV) scheme, which will now remain open to new entrants until October 2018. The Government rolled out its new Tax-Free Childcare scheme earlier this year, but it is thought that concerns over the operation of the new scheme may be behind the extension.

Employment matters

23 April 2018

Our Employment Matters Hub explores everyday employment tax, HR, legal and payroll issues, offering specialist practical advice to help you keep on top of your Employment Matters.

Narrow scope amendments to employee benefits - IAS 19
Danielle Stewart OBE

23 April 2018

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued amendments to IAS 19. These specify how companies should determine pension expenses for the accounting period when changes to a defined benefit pension plan occur.

Higher education regulatory framework
Lisa Randall

20 April 2018

The higher education (HE) sector is embarking on momentous change, with the future landscape somewhat uncertain, as the Office for Students takes on the regulation of HE providers in England. The new regulator seeks to ensure the interests of students are prioritised whilst protecting and prioritising ‘institutional autonomy and academic freedom.’

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