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New Year, new shirts, new allowance – are retailers still scratching their heads?

15 January 2020

In October 2018, the Chancellor unexpectedly announced a brand-new capital allowance for structures and buildings, but most companies are only now starting to see its impact. Large retailers have now navigated the busy Christmas period and even busier January sales which will hopefully yield a much-needed profit boost. Will the new allowance provide a further uplift to reduce their tax bills?

RSM advises BIG on its acquisition of Supercuts and Regis brands
Damian Webb

12 December 2019

RSM’s retail restructuring team has advised the Bushell Investment Group (BIG) on the acquisition of the trade and assets of Regis UK out of administration.

Peter Williams

Partner

Peter is an indirect tax partner based in RSM’s Birmingham office. He advises corporate clients on all aspects of their VAT affairs and has extensive experience in the retail, manufacturing and leisure & hospitality sectors.

Graham Steele

Partner

Graham is a tax partner and leads RSM’s North West region innovation reliefs team.

Ceviche restaurant chain sold to Carino Ltd
Allan Kelly

20 November 2019

Peruvian restaurant chain Ceviche Ltd t/a Ceviche and Andina has been sold to Carino Ltd as part of a pre-pack administration.

What makes a good CVA and why it works
Damian Webb

22 October 2019

In the current uncertain economic and political climate trading has become increasingly challenging. Many retailers and restaurant operators have implemented CVAs as a means of addressing their long-term structural issues, notably over-rented extensive property portfolios. RSM’s Retail Restructuring team share their thoughts on successful CVAs.

Irfan Butt

Partner

Irfan has over 15 years' experience in taxation of pan-European real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds and structuring and restructuring of inbound, outbound and pan-European investments in real estate and distressed debt portfolios. He also holds a qualification in Islamic finance and have been part of the HMT/HMRC Islamic finance working group to advise on the changes to the UK taxation rules.

James Hawksworth

Director

James has extensive experience in solvent restructuring, distressed turnaround and formal insolvency, working with directors and stakeholders to deliver effective solutions for businesses in distress, maximising recoveries and protecting the position of his clients.

Does the Macron/Trump agreement spell the end for UK’s tax on big tech companies?

28 August 2019

Faced with the demise of the traditional High Street and the rise of big tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook, the UK government has been planning a digital services tax to level the playing field. Will France’s commitment to, if necessary, refund part of its digital services tax scupper the UK’s efforts?

Is the weaponisation of taxes here to stay?

17 July 2019

With France and the UK imposing new digital services taxes on big technology companies and the USA threatening to retaliate with import tariffs, UK and European businesses and consumers are likely to be caught in the crossfire of a trade and tax war. What’s going on?

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