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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

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.

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.

Interest rate cut should be Mark Carney's leaving gift to his successor
Simon Hart

29 January 2020

As Mark Carney bows out as Governor of the Bank of England a rate cut should be his parting gift to his successor Andrew Bailey now that a decision on Brexit is firmly in place.

Destress continues in UK financial markets
Simon Hart

28 January 2020

Stress in the UK financial markets continues to moderate on the eve of Brexit. The RSM Brexit Stress Index, which measures financial and economic risk surrounding the UK’s impending departure from the EU, begins the week at just 0.23 standard deviations below normal levels of implied stress.

Economic outlook encouraging for UK businesses looking to expand in the US
Simon Hart

24 January 2020

'There has never been a better time to expand or invest in the US' - that was the message from US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Yael Lempert at a special event hosted by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM and SelectUSA at the US Embassy in London this week.

Brexit bill brings more uncertainty for VAT and customs duty

24 January 2020

The new European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill changes the Brexit picture for VAT and customs duty yet again. Businesses should keep up preparations for a departure on 31 December 2020.

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