04 February 2019
RSM, the leading audit, tax and consulting firm has announced its partnership with Upscale 4.0 – a six-month accelerator programme delivered by Tech Nation aimed at super-charging the growth of successful UK tech-based scaleups.
25 January 2019
RSM’s Tax partner, Sheena McGuinness discuses 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.
21 January 2019
After weeks of speculation Hitachi has announced it is walking away from its £16bn Horizon project, being unable to find an economic rationale to continue. Work on Olbury-on-Severn in Gloucestershire will also cease.
10 January 2019
The US-China trade spat may have called a temporary truce but tariffs could soon be back on the agenda. The interwoven nature of cross border supply chains suggests that any escalation of trade barriers between these two countries will affect businesses and investors in other countries and across a range of sectors.
08 January 2019
Andy Murray talks through applying the Hollywood approach to risk assessments.
27 December 2018
Sheena McGuinness, partner at RSM, looks ahead to what 2019 has in store for the renewables sector.
Sheena is a partner is RSM’s corporate tax team and has over 20 years’ experience in advising companies on their tax affairs. Her work encompasses all aspects of managing the tax life cycle of companies, from due diligence and tax efficient structuring on acquisition, managing the tax filing obligations and ongoing tax advice all the way through to divestment preparation and readiness.
05 December 2018
News that film-streaming giant Netflix is being investigated by HMRC might be seen as another example of US tech giants being caught out after bending the rules. After all, the critics say, with reported UK revenues of only £23.9 million and profit before tax of £1.1 million, there must be something wrong. To quote the Gershwin song 'It Ain’t Necessarily So'. We delve behind the headlines.
03 December 2018
The new digital services tax (DST) will add compliance duties on the taxpayer, and there is a substantial risk that it will introduce more complexity to the UK tax regime. Discover how businesses may face uncertainty as they struggle to define if their activities fall within the scope of DST.
22 November 2018
David Blacher, partner and national head of TMT at RSM predicts that whilst the short to medium term measures of the Digital Services Tax are targeted at global on-line businesses, the same tax system will, eventually, catch up with most tech companies.