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UK businesses show signs of tension as Brexit looms again
Simon Hart

14 September 2020

RSM’s UK Brexit Stress Index nudged up for the first time since the early days of the Covid-19 lockdown, ushering in the first signs in nearly seven months that the risk of no-deal trade talks with the EU is generating increased nervousness within business.

Northern Ireland: Government denies it is about to renege on its customs agreement with the EU

08 September 2020

Press reports suggest that the Government’s Internal Market Bill, due to be published tomorrow, may significantly diverge from the customs border arrangements it agreed with the EU in the Northern Ireland Protocol. If so, Northern Ireland businesses could be pushed into a position of even greater uncertainty as Brexit looms.

Untangling trade beyond brexit

06 August 2020

Brexit is a disruptor. Whether its impacting today’s operations and decision making, or future trade or investment, Brexit is disrupting businesses today; but are you ready?

VAT and customs duty as Brexit concludes

18 July 2020

The UK government announced last month that it will not be seeking an extension to the current transition period, meaning that barring a significant change in the parties' current negotiating position, the UK will leave the EU’s single market and customs union on 31 December 2020.

The economy looks like it did in 2002 and the recovery will not be quick, says RSM UK
Simon Hart

15 July 2020

The latest sustainability report from the Office for Budgetary Responsibility and the latest GDP monthly estimate from ONS released yesterday, support our opinion that the UK’s economic recovery will be more like a ‘swoosh’ than a ‘V’.

HMRC hints at plans for an electronic border with the EU

08 July 2020

Details are emerging of a new electronic customs system to record imports of goods between the UK and the EU and between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK after the end of the Brexit transition period. How will it work, and will it be ready on time?

RSM partners join heavyweight panel line-up at Global Trade Conference
Simon Hart

24 June 2020

Today, RSM UK’s International partner Simon Hart and RSM US chief economist Joe Brusuelas will join keynote speaker Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, and a series of heavyweight panel members including US Ambassador Robert Johnson, to present an economic and risk update at the annual Global Trade Conference, hosted by the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.

Institutional capital expenditure cuts point to elongated recovery says RSM
Simon Hart

22 June 2020

The extent of planned capital expenditure (capex) cuts by listed companies in the UK adds further weight to RSM’s earlier prediction of a protracted recovery, and its concern over what it called the Bank of England’s (BoE) overly optimistic economic outlook last month.

Clarity at last over post-Brexit imports of goods from the EU
Brad Ashton

18 June 2020

The Government has provided information on border controls and customs procedures that will be applied to goods imported into Great Britain from the EU with effect from 1 January 2021.

Business sentiment settling as equity bull run continues and lockdown restrictions ease, according to RSM data
Simon Hart

08 June 2020

RSM’s sentiment indexes are showing signs of once-panicked markets now settling, as government restrictions are eased and moderate levels of certainty show signs of returning, albeit limited and at a rate that continues to frustrate equity markets and sectors.

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