Brexit

Insight / Two thirds of UK manufacturers plan to stay put post-Brexit

Two thirds of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 UK manufacturing executives have no plans to move following the referendum vote to leave the EU, while nearly half are not worried about any potential Brexit uncertainty, according to a survey by KPMG

Accounting / Stallabrass: post-Brexit accounting standards from UK GAAP to IFRS

Matthew Stallabrass, partner in the corporate team at Crowe Clark Whitehill, considers how Brexit may affect the future use of key accounting standards in the UK from FRS 102 - new UK GAAP - to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 

Insight / Internationally mobile workers risk being hit by double tax bill

Internationally mobile employees are being penalised as they often have to pay double tax, while  complex tax treaties leave them out of pocket and there is a lack of clarity on pensions and social security payments, according to a study of international tax practitioners around the world, conducted by Blick Rothenberg

Insight / An FD’s guide to surviving uncertain times

From budget reviews to cashflow control, extraneous events like Brexit and potential political instability, finance directors can protect their businesses from external factors by putting an effective risk management plan into place, says Phil Scott, managing director at FD Recruit

Insight / Devolved administration finance ministers’ warning on Brexit

The UK government stands accused of failing to provide devolved administrations with necessary information or clarity on how exiting the EU will impact their economies and budgets, the finance ministers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have said, following a quadrilateral meeting where they raised serious concerns over potential problems

Insight / Brexit to increase demand for accountants

Accountants will be increasingly in demand during the Brexit process as companies look to reshape their business models in the post-EU environment, according to a joint study into the attitude of MPs commissioned by ACCA and AAT

Tax / Bill authorising EU withdrawal passes Commons

The bill giving prime minister Theresa May the authority to trigger Article 50 and start negotiations to take the UK out of the EU has passed its final stage in the House of Commons and will now move on to lords for consideration.

Insight / UK tax burden highest in 30 years

The UK tax burden is set to hit its highest level as a share of national income in over 30 years, according to analysis by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), which also suggests Brexit will see the UK economy shrink by 3%

Insight / FSB and CICM tips for SMEs managing cash flow in Brexit era

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) have joined forces to provide a guide on cash flow and credit management to help businesses navigate the Brexit period

Insight / BREAKING: Brexit strategy published in White Paper

The government has today published its plan for leaving the European Union in the form of a White Paper, after MPs backed the European Union Bill by 498 votes to 114 on 1 February

Insight / Article 50 Bill triggered

The European Union (notification of withdrawal) Bill, which formally initiates Article 50, has been introduced to the House of Commons by David Davis, secretary of state for exiting the European Union

Tax / May promises Brexit white paper

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that government does not have the power to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval first, prime minister Theresa May has confirmed there will be a white paper on Brexit setting out the government’s plans relating to the UK’s exit from the EU

Insight / Contractors and self-employed: Brexit and mortgages

House prices in the UK are surprisingly resilient despite the threat of swingeing tax rises for buy-to-let landlords from April 2017 and post-Brexit concerns. Luke Somerset, business development director at Contractor Financials provides tips and advice for contractors and self employed purchasers

Insight / Government loses Article 50 appeal

The Supreme Court has ruled that government does not have the power to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval first but, Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies do not need to be consulted

Tax / R&D reliefs integral to May's industrial strategy

The government has issued a green paper on future industrial strategy outlining plans to review tax breaks for investment in research and development (R&D), enhance training provision and increase capital investment 
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