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Business profits
Mark Waddilove

The timing of business expenses could be key to achieving cash-flow advantages and fully utilising investment allowances. In our video we explain what this could mean and how RSM can help ensure your business profits are effectively manged.

May sun shines on pubs, but casts shadow on restaurants

18 June 2018

Hot weather in May helped boost trade in Britain’s pubs, but hit restaurant sales. Overall, the country’s managed pub, bar and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales up 1.4% on May last year, according to latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

Tax voice - June 2018

15 June 2018

Welcome to June's edition of tax voice, a monthly round-up of the most important tax news.

Offshore assets – HMRC’s knowledge is now power

15 June 2018

HMRC announced its offshore evasion strategy, the aptly named ‘no safe havens’, back in 2013 and since then it has been making this policy a reality. We are now ready to see its full force taking effect.

Inheritance tax simplification could mean action now

15 June 2018

Inheritance tax (IHT), in its current form, has been largely unchanged since it was introduced in 1986. The tax take from IHT is on the rise, largely as a result of property prices, but the freezing of reliefs and allowances has also had an impact, resulting in a doubling of the tax take over the past seven years to reach close to £5bn per annum.

HMRC's large corporate mailshot focus

15 June 2018

Many larger corporates have in recent weeks received letters from HMRC reminding them of key pieces of legislation that may apply to them, highlighting the fact these measures became effective in 2017.

What is the future for the UK’s customs relationship with the EU?

15 June 2018

As the October deadline informally agreed to conclude the UK’s withdrawal agreement from the EU (Brexit) approaches, the UK government has set out its view on customs arrangements post Brexit. This has been joined in the debate by the so-called ‘maximum facilitation’ or Max Fac option.

Taxing the digital economy in the UK

15 June 2018

What role the UK will play, if any, in the development of the CCTB and CCCTB is unclear with Brexit around the corner. What is more certain though, is that the taxation of the digital economy will continue to be a contentious issue between UK and Europe and the US.

Is the consumer sector thinking beyond the balance sheet?

15 June 2018

The complexities of the consumer sector are constantly changing against a challenging market backdrop. It is now more important than ever for boards to consider a wider risk universe. Read more here about how the sector should be responding.

Are consumer markets taking whistleblowing and workforce concern seriously enough? Our research suggests not

15 June 2018

Only 19 per cent of consumer organisations reported having a whistleblowing hotline in place to combat money laundering and bribery.