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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.

Destress continues in UK financial markets
Simon Hart

28 January 2020

Stress in the UK financial markets continues to moderate on the eve of Brexit. The RSM Brexit Stress Index, which measures financial and economic risk surrounding the UK’s impending departure from the EU, begins the week at just 0.23 standard deviations below normal levels of implied stress.

Brexit bill brings more uncertainty for VAT and customs duty

24 January 2020

The new European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill changes the Brexit picture for VAT and customs duty yet again. Businesses should keep up preparations for a departure on 31 December 2020.

Will the Boris bounce extend to the real economy?
Simon Hart

17 December 2019

Commenting on yesterday's FTSE250 record close, Simon Hart, RSM's Brexit lead partner said: 'The positive response from the markets to the Conservative Party winning an overall majority in Parliament has lifted the mood among investors and the financial markets generally.

Financial markets cast their vote for Boris
Simon Hart

13 December 2019

Stress in the UK financial markets saw a major dip as last night’s exit poll revealed an impending landslide election victory to the Conservative party.

RSM Stress Index eases as US-China trade deal speculation rises
Simon Hart

13 November 2019

Stress in the UK’s financial markets eased last week, as purdah kicked in, ensuring Westminster took a back seat to global market speculation of a US-China trade deal.

RSM Stress Index nudges up following tumultuous week at Westminster
Simon Hart

05 November 2019

Stress in the financial markets nudged up during a tumultuous week that saw the EU grant an extension of the Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020, and Parliament grant Boris Johnson’s wish for a December 12 General Election.

Markets show signs of settling as delayed exit increases short term certainty
Simon Hart

29 October 2019

Stress in the UK financial markets diminished further at close of markets prior to the weekend, reflecting the likelihood that the EU would agree to delay Brexit. Indeed, yesterday the EU rubber-stamped a 31 January 2020 deadline thereby making the October 31 do-or-die date null and void.

The Withdrawal Agreement; what do we know?

22 October 2019

We look ahead to what the post-transition arrangements will look like, if and when Great Britain leaves the VAT Union and the UK (including Northern Ireland) leaves the EU Customs Union.

VAT, customs duty and trade in a no-deal Brexit

19 October 2019

Explore the immediate tax issues relating to VAT, customs duty and trade that an organisation can recognise in the event of a no-deal Brexit, and our advice on how to prepare for this outcome.

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