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Which taxes are being hit hardest by coronavirus?

12 May 2020

A recent report analyses the tax cost of coronavirus between sectors. With the UK Government now proposing a roadmap to recovery from the coronavirus, we consider what role the tax system will have as the country begins to get back on its feet. Tax increases alone will not be sufficient. Direct investment by the Government will be required. Welcome to Roosevelt’s 1930s New Deal for the UK 2020s.

Import VAT and duty freeze on medical supplies and emergency export controls on PPE

15 April 2020

Two welcome announcements from HMRC help support our frontline workers get vital supplies.

Hard customs border adds to Brexit pain for UK importers

18 February 2020

The removal of Brexit contingency plans for customs and VAT promised in 2019 will make an already difficult situation even worse for businesses. Disruption to supply chains seems inevitable, and the removal of postponed accounting and/or transitional simplified procedures will make an already difficult situation even worse for businesses.

Government consults on new customs tariff for post-Brexit era

12 February 2020

The Department for International Trade has launched a public consultation on its proposals for a new UK customs tariff, to be implemented at the end of the Brexit transition period. The closing date for comments is 5 March 2020 and we can expect an announcement on the UK’s new tariff shortly thereafter. Businesses should take note.

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.

General election update
Simon Hart

13 December 2019

Boris Johnson has been presented with an overwhelming endorsement from the UK electorate to deliver the Conservative party manifesto following the 12 December 2019 General Election result. What now?

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.

Regulation and compliance
Simon Hart

Maintaining compliance with changing regulatory frameworks is crucial for any business to continue to operate and trade across the EU and non-EU countries as they do now. Is your business is up-to-date and able to maintain compliance with changing regulatory frameworks?

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