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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.

Upper Tribunal rules that e-newspapers should be zero rated for VAT
Philip Munn

02 January 2020

News Corp UK and Ireland Limited (News UK), the publisher of The Times, has been successful in its appeal to the Upper Tribunal where it argued that digital versions of its newspapers should be zero rated for VAT.

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?

Making tax digital for VAT update - complex businesses now in scope and digital link deadlines may be extended

16 November 2019

Most UK VAT-registered organisations should, by now, have begun to account for VAT in compliance with the making tax digital for VAT (MTDfV) rules. However, HMRC has allowed a six-month extension to a minority of complex organisations.

RSM Stress Index eases as US-China trade deal speculation rises
Simon Hart

13 November 2019

Stress in the UK’s financial markets eased last week, as purdah kicked in, ensuring Westminster took a back seat to global market speculation of a US-China trade deal.

RSM Stress Index nudges up following tumultuous week at Westminster
Simon Hart

05 November 2019

Stress in the financial markets nudged up during a tumultuous week that saw the EU grant an extension of the Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020, and Parliament grant Boris Johnson’s wish for a December 12 General Election.

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