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Reviewing and optimising VAT recovery within the financial services sector as the Brexit transition period ends
John Forth

16 September 2020

With the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 the UK financial services (“FS”) sector must prepare for life outside the EU’s single market on 1 January 2021.

UK businesses show signs of tension as Brexit looms again
Simon Hart

14 September 2020

RSM’s UK Brexit Stress Index nudged up for the first time since the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, ushering in the first signs in nearly seven months that the risk of no-deal trade talks with the EU is generating increased nervousness within business.

Biggest threat to recovery for M&A market is end of Brexit transition
Kirsty Sandwell

08 September 2020

The substantial drop in the estimates for the value of domestic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving UK companies for Quarter 2 (Q2) from the Office of National Statistics are no surprise, highlighting the impact of coronavirus and lock down. Q3 will see a significant uptick in deals but the biggest threat to recovery for the markets is Brexit.

Untangling trade beyond brexit

06 August 2020

Brexit is a disruptor. Whether its impacting today’s operations and decision making, or future trade or investment, Brexit is disrupting businesses today; but are you ready?

Beyond Brexit: Government reveals its 2025 UK border strategy

28 July 2020

The government has asked for stakeholders’ views on its vision for the UK to have the world’s most effective border by 2025. But, as plans have only just taken shape to create any sort of customs border with the EU by 1 January 2021, is the government trying to run before it can walk?

HMRC hints at plans for an electronic border with the EU

08 July 2020

Details are emerging of a new electronic customs system to record imports of goods between the UK and the EU and between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK after the end of the Brexit transition period. How will it work, and will it be ready on time?

Clarity at last over post-Brexit imports of goods from the EU
Brad Ashton

18 June 2020

The Government has provided information on border controls and customs procedures that will be applied to goods imported into Great Britain from the EU with effect from 1 January 2021.

RSM’s Beyond Brexit Index shoots up amid Covid-19 inflicted supply-chain concern
Simon Hart

10 March 2020

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union more than a month ago, markets are braced for a global health crisis that will bring with it a supply shock.

Interest rate cut should be Mark Carney's leaving gift to his successor
Simon Hart

29 January 2020

As Mark Carney bows out as Governor of the Bank of England a rate cut should be his parting gift to his successor Andrew Bailey now that a decision on Brexit is firmly in place.

UK businesses beware: contradictory Brexit agreements leave you at the mercy of a 'pick 'n mix' approach to legal precedent

29 January 2020

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 received Royal Assent last week. It empowers the Government to give UK courts discretion to depart from existing EU case law after the end of the transition period. However, the earlier European Withdrawal Act 2018 gives the UK courts discretion to take account of EU court judgments issued after the end of the transition period. So where does this leave business?

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