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Could a hard Brexit see the introduction of a higher rate of VAT on luxury goods?

13 October 2020

One of the skills of an accomplished Chancellor of the Exchequer is to use a single tax to achieve multiple political objectives. We review the UK’s pre-EEC experience of a purchase tax and ask whether a hard Brexit could see the introduction of a higher rate of VAT on luxury goods.

The UK is a leading player in global video games production, but tax relief is complicated and slow

04 August 2020

For those who thought playing computer games was ‘a misspent youth’, the industry is now worth over £3.86bn. Video games producers have a number of ways to maximise tax relief but it’s complicated and lengthy. Ahead of Brexit there is opportunity to enhance, simplify and strengthen our top position.

7 in 10 consumer businesses confident of a successful Brexit deal
Paul Newman

11 February 2020

More than 70 per cent of consumer-facing businesses are confident that the Government can broker a Brexit trade deal that protects their interests.

Mandy Girder

Senior Manager, Head of Media

Mandy is head of our national Media sector and an experienced senior manager in the London office. She works with a wide range of international and UK groups, private equity backed companies and owner managed businesses to ensure they meet their statutory audit requirements. She enjoys building long lasting relationships with her clients and takes real satisfaction from helping them achieve their objectives.

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?

UK sees worrying drop in numbers of overseas visitors
Ian Bell

28 May 2019

The number of overseas visitors to the UK dropped in 2018, despite favourable exchange rates and record-breaking temperatures.

Investment, provenance, and Brexit: Which are the biggest challenges facing Scotland’s hospitality and tourism industry?

16 October 2018

Every day, hotelier Stephen Leckie sees first hand, the changes in Scotland’s hospitality and tourism industry. As CEO of Crieff Hydro, one of Scotland’s most renowned hotels, he’s been immersed in the sector for over 30 years. He is also Chairman of the Scottish Tourism alliance - an industry body driving the plan and growth strategy for hospitality and tourism in Scotland. Here, he shares his thoughts on the current state of the industry, and what the future holds.

Samantha Day

Director

Samantha is a Director in the Foreign Direct Investment team, based in Reading. Samantha helps growing businesses expand globally and set-up in new jurisdictions. She is a qualified accountant and specialises in the set-up, transition and improvement of company’s finance functions.

Robert Ross

Partner, Head of Consulting

Robert leads the firm’s consulting practice at RSM UK which spans technology consulting, management consulting and economics consulting.

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