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Key partner appointment strengthens RSM private client tax practice
Elaine Shiels

16 April 2018

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has announced the appointment of Elaine Shiels as its new private client tax partner in Birmingham. Elaine, ATT (Fellow) and CTA, joins RSM following 28 years with EY. Her appointment strengthens the firms existing advisory position as it expands its private client practice in Birmingham and throughout the wider West Midlands region. Whilst Elaine will be based in its Birmingham office, her remit will expand to support the firm’s national growth plan.

RSM announces new Chief Operating Officer
Robert Ross

09 April 2018

RSM UK announces the appointment of Robert Ross as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Robert moves from his previous base in Scotland to RSM’s headquarters in London to take up his position in succession to David Gwilliam who has taken up the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Competition for funding key concern for UK charities
Karen Spears

05 April 2018

Increased competition for funding continues to be a major challenge for charities, highlighting pressure on cashflow and future services which could hit those most in need across the UK. The statistics, taken from RSM’s Funding and Functionality report, highlighted that over half of the respondents (60 per cent) view the competition for funding as a significant challenge for the sector; followed by a quarter stating that the stricter application of criteria when applying for funds as a key barrier.

RSM partner Nick Parker flies the flag for London on trade visit to China
Nick Parker

05 April 2018

ICAEW President and RSM partner Nick Parker has flown the flag for London as part of a trade delegation to China organised by the Lord Mayor of London.

RSM strengthens tax practice with new hire
Anne Lakin

04 April 2018

Phil Brown is a leading employment tax professional with over 20 years’ experience from roles within Big Four and mid-tier firms. He brings a wealth of specialist experience working with a variety of clients drawn from all sectors, from ambitious large multinationals to owner managed businesses.

UK manufacturers need to plan for post-Brexit trading
Mike Thornton

03 April 2018

According to statistics taken from the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), the manufacturing sector signals steady growth at 55.1, which is up from 55.0 in February.

US food giant completes acquisition of Kent Frozen Foods
Kirsty Sandwell

03 April 2018

RSM’s M&A team has advised on the successful acquisition of Kent Frozen Foods Ltd (kff) by US food giant Sysco Corporation. The deal completion follows regulatory approval from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) granted on 16 March 2018.

Tech company start-ups jump by 60 per cent
David Blacher

03 April 2018

The number of new tech companies being set up in the UK rose by almost 60 per cent in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM. In total, there were 10,016 software development and programming businesses incorporated in 2017, a 59 per cent increase on the 6,300 companies set up in 2016. The data from Companies House also revealed growth in tech company incorporations across every region in the UK.

Bury St Edmunds tax adviser wins national apprenticeship award
Laragh Jeanroy

27 March 2018

A tax apprentice from RSM’s Bury St Edmunds office is celebrating after winning a national apprenticeship prize.

HMRC signals end to VAT cost sharing groups in financial services
John Forth

26 March 2018

HMRC has signalled the end of VAT cost sharing groups in the financial services sector after publishing a briefing paper on its response to a recent EU ruling. Although not widely used across the industry, VAT cost sharing structures operate as a valuable VAT cost reduction tool for financial services firms - particularly when combined with other VAT cost reduction mechanisms.

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