15 May 2019
What might a new tax, intended to reduce carbon emissions, look like? Think of it as a carbon-added tax replacing the existing Climate Change Levy paid by some businesses. It would work by taxing carbon dioxide emitted as greenhouse gases at each stage in the creation and sale of goods or services. The greater the amount of carbon, the higher the amount of tax. Reflecting carbon consumption in the price of goods and services, while incentivising the adoption of low-carbon alternatives, would be a massive step towards a low-carbon world.
Dougy is a partner in our Aberdeen office , advising advising owner managed businesses on all tax issues for close to 30 years.
09 May 2019
The declarations made by the British, Scottish and Welsh governments, as well as by cities including London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester, that climate change is a national emergency reflect the greatest concern of our times but do not commit to any action. However, the ‘Net Zero’ report by the UK Committee on Climate Change is full of specific recommendations. Taxes will almost certainly rise. We look at the details.
Kal is a partner and corporate tax adviser to UK and global businesses, ranging from listed to privately owned. He specialises in a range of sectors, including Infrastructure, real estate & construction, manufacturing (including food & drink) and hospitality & leisure.
05 March 2019
An employment law update including The Good Work Plan, casual worker guidelines, holiday pay guidance, new legislation for the handling of staff tips, a worker exploitation consultation, and updates on the National Minimum Wage and the status of Uber drivers.
Andy is a financial reporting advisory specialist supporting businesses with their accounting compliance and transactional needs. Andy assists his clients with interpreting and applying accounting standards, both IFRS and UK GAAP, by bringing practical solutions to complex problems. He and his team support finance teams with resources and expertise to help them on their journey be it year-end reporting, applying a new standard, preparation for an exit (IPO or PE) or improvement to corporate governance disclosures.
Partner, UK Finance Transformation Practice Lead
Theresa leads the Finance Transformation practice within Technology and Management Consulting. She is a Finance professional with 20 years’ industry and consulting experience delivering technology-enabled business change programmes throughout the UK, Europe and globally.
01 February 2019
RSM’s manufacturing team in London hosted our first Food and Drink Manufacturers' Forum, attended by owners, CEO’s and senior finance professionals from 30 companies in the sector
25 January 2019
RSM’s Tax partner, Sheena McGuinness discusses the Financial Times article on ‘infrastructure investors ‘blanket ban’ on further investment in UK infrastructure assets’. The story cites the unlikeliness to make further investments in the UK in the current regulatory climate, which seems to be giving rise to the reluctance of investment boards to commit more funds to these sectors than the political uncertainty.