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RSM reacts to UK GDP figures: We won’t define a successful economic recovery until mid-2021
Simon Hart

14 May 2020

The economy shrank by 2 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, as coronavirus forced the country into lockdown, with an even bigger slump expected in the current quarter. This represents the biggest contraction since the end of 2008.

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.

Webinars

17 April 2020

Watch our webinars for practical advice during the coronavirus, and detailed guidance on the Government support available for your business.

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.

RSM Market Stress Index highlights record spike as coronavirus fears grip global financial markets
Simon Hart

01 April 2020

RSM’s Market Stress Index has recorded by far its steeped and most protracted spike in negative sentiment since the metric was introduced, as coronavirus fears intensify.

More fiscal and creative policy needed to address Covid-19 crisis as RSM’s UK Financial Conditions Index dips towards 2008/09 levels
Simon Hart

27 March 2020

More fiscal and creative policy needed to address Covid-19 crisis as RSM’s UK Financial Conditions Index dips towards 2008/09 levels. Find out more

Coronavirus (COVID 19): insights, advice and support for businesses

12 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID – 19) has wider reaching implications than the health and safety of the public. Whilst this is the primary concern we should be dealing with, there are business and operations implications that businesses must stay abreast of.

RSM’s Beyond Brexit Index shoots up amid Covid-19 inflicted supply-chain concern
Simon Hart

10 March 2020

Following the UK’s departure from the European Union more than a month ago, markets are braced for a global health crisis that will bring with it a supply shock.

Fed cuts policy rate by 0.5 per cent with more to come suggests RSM
Simon Hart

04 March 2020

Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist at RSM US, comments on the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut its policy rate to a range between 1.0 and 1.25 per cent.

Government statement fails to calm fears of a hard Brexit for customs

04 March 2020

The Government has revealed ambitious, perhaps over ambitious, plans for a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU to be in place by the end of this year. It is very clear on the outcome if negotiations don’t go to plan.

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