Regulatory change often comes quickly in China – and the year ahead will be no exception. Some major legal changes already came into effect on January 1st, 2019, whilst others are still in the pipeline.
The Spring Statement was always going to take second place to the Autumn Budget but the Brexit debate grabbed the headlines anyway. Yesterday, the Chancellor had little opportunity to make policy announcements, given that Brexit may happen on the 29th of the month, or may not, or may happen but not in a form that we can see at present, or even plan for. Death is now the only certainty that we have. Certainty over taxes has been parked for the present.
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights. Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women's Day successful. Today, we put a spotlight on women across the firm who are inspirational, empowering, and successful.
In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, we asked our trainees how they were doing almost one year after switching over to apprenticeship training programmes.
Office space take up has surged in central London, particularly in the final quarter of 2018, topping off a year where the demand for a slice of the capital’s commercial property market has been tremendous.
Although a deal between the UK and EU remains the most likely outcome of Brexit negotiations, the UK Government has nonetheless prepared and published technical notices in relation to accounting and audit in the event of no deal on the 29 March 2019.
2018 saw a record-breaking number of company formations in the UK, as start-ups defy the pessimism from the current economic and political uncertainty.
Ecovis partners and specialist cryptocurrency accountants Harvex.io take over the blog today as they summarise all things crypto and how this can be treated in terms of accounting.
2018 has been a year of significant change in the data industry. Think back to the end of 2017: GDPR was incoming, and we’d never heard of Cambridge Analytica. With the introduction of GDPR, and huge data breaches from the likes of Facebook and Aadhaar, we are now more aware than ever of the value of our personal data.
Tomorrow our Director of Data Analytics, Reuben Barry, heads to the Alternative AI & Blockchain for Professional Services event. There he will be presenting a case study entitled; 'Client relationship network analysis - Using data mining and machine learning to search your network for opportunities'.
Germany and the UK have shared strong cultural and historical ties dating back to the 1700s, when the German Georg Ludwig became George I of England in 1714. Furthermore, the British royal family changed their surname from the German von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor as recently as 1917.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a key factor driving the strength of the UK economy – larger overseas companies bring a new range of technological and managerial experience, and FDI also encourages UK firms to be more competitive and can stimulate the development and efficiency of supply chains. There is concern that Brexit will reduce FDI inflow the UK relies on, especially within the financial services, technology and manufacturing industries.
Aiming to modernise and improve the UK tax system, the Government’s Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) initiative comes into effect from 1 April 2019. Other areas of MTD, such as income tax and corporation tax, have been put on hold until April 2020 at the earliest. Although the initiative is moving slower than planned, MTD will continue to move forward, despite Brexit.
Read our breakdown of the key announcements from the Budget and what these could mean for you. Please get in touch with your Ecovis Advisor, or call us today on +44 (0) 207 495 2244 to discuss your business or personal circumstances.
Brexit will inevitably affect the way services are traded between the UK and the continuing Member States of the EEA. However, to what extent, is a question mostly unanswered, particularly given the amount of speculation around UK based firms passporting into EEA countries.