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Bracing for Brexit

Brexit – a ticking time bomb or a chance to spread one’s wings? With Britain scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March, Michelle Perry looks at how businesses are preparing for potential scenarios, including a disruptive “no-deal” one. Almost three years have passed since a slim majority of Britons voted to exit the… Read More Bracing for Brexit

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Effective board leadership

Board leadership requires decisiveness and emotional intelligence, particularly when the company in question is in the eye of a storm. There has never been a greater focus on boards and the critical role the board plays in the stewardship of an organisation and ensuring a sustainable future for its shareholders and stakeholders. The launch in… Read More Effective board leadership

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Do it once, do it right

By Sholto MacPherson Single Touch Payroll and Payday Filing may spark a mass migration to cloud accounting among small businesses. Are chartered accountants ready? If there were anything left to debate about whether online software was safe, surely the tax authorities have ended it. Almost simultaneously, the tax departments of Australia and New Zealand have… Read More Do it once, do it right

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Banking is open for innovation

By Chris Sheedy Open banking is about to become big news in 2019, but what does it mean for customers and improving service delivery? You’re on the hunt for a new credit card and goodness, it’s the most dreary task you’ve ever attempted (apart from that awful day, two years ago, that you wasted trying… Read More Banking is open for innovation

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Mandatory reporting of cross-border arrangements

By Susan Cattell Susan Cattell explains why tax advisers and accountants should consider whether they will need to report certain cross border arrangements, as the UK implements the EU Directive (DAC 6) on mandatory reporting. Background The Panama Papers gave increased impetus internationally to measures to improve tax transparency. The UK government consulted on UK proposals… Read More Mandatory reporting of cross-border arrangements