Brexit: what does the cliff-edge look like? Part one
November 30, 2017
The terms of the UK's departure from the EU are far from settled, and a ‘no deal’ scenario is not an impossibility. What would the cliff-edge look like?
Paradise uncovered? Corporate tax avoidance revisited
November 21, 2017
It appears that on 26 October, when I last offered my thoughts on this subject, a storm was already brewing just over the horizon. Documents leaked...
GDPR: don’t ignore your data protection obligations
November 8, 2017
New General Data Protection Regulations come into effect on 25 May 2018, and if your business holds a database containing personal data, this affects you.
Pressure builds on multinational companies to pay more tax
October 26, 2017
Airbnb, the online accommodation reservation group, saw a combined turnover in 2016 of over £250m for its UK operations but paid only £188,000 in UK corporation tax.
Sheffield gets up to the mark in household disposable income
October 10, 2017
There has been a lot of talk in recent months about standards of living so it is timely that we look at the statistics relating to Gross Disposable Household Income (GDHI) published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), which includes figures for our region.
Increase your business by making it easier for your customers to pay you
October 2, 2017
In the UK cash remains important but we are seeing a rapid increase in contactless and mobile payments.
Research and Development tax credits
September 29, 2017
HMRC has just published the Research and Development tax credit data for 2015/16 and this shows an increase of 22% in the number of claims made by SMEs since the previous year.
The housing crisis – can our construction companies solve it?
September 18, 2017
According to my clients who build houses, their main problem over the last decade or so has been acquiring land on which to build. Their experiences are an indication of the obstacles that lie in the way of solving the housing shortage.
Productivity: is the construction industry holding us back?
September 11, 2017
The industry that is now holding back the UK’s productivity improvement most is construction, and this is a problem in most developed nations across the globe.