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Gemma Johnson

Your personal tax return – could be more gain and less pain

13th August 2019

Gemma Johnson, Associate Director, Tax at Grant Thornton It’s that time of year again… accountants and tax advisers are busy contacting clients to gather the necessary information to prepare their tax returns. Clients are likely doing their best to present what they believe to be all the necessary details and documents in a timely manner…

Patrick Gallen

Evolving Leadership

6th August 2019

Patrick Gallen, Partner, People & Change Consulting, Grant Thornton As a company grows, from start-up, through initial stages of growth, and hopefully to rapid growth, the role of the leader must also evolve. This is a big ask, and requires a conscious effort on the part of the leader to ask themselves, ‘who does the…

Cathy Walker

Employee Termination Payments – £30,000 Tax Free? Think again!

6th August 2019

By Cathy Walker, Assistant Manager, Payroll at Grant Thornton A valid termination award is the simple end-goal for the employer. Revisiting compliance, after the employee has left, is not a welcome concept and will not prevent unforeseen tax liabilities falling into the laps of a well-meaning employer. While indemnities within termination contracts provide some measure…

Grant Thornton: Organisational change is like your first marathon

Grant Thornton: Organisational change is like your first marathon

23rd July 2019

By Scott Baxter, Manager, Finance Services Business Consulting, Grant Thornton When feeling daunted by navigating transformational change programmes, you may find adopting the principles described below helpful in getting to the finish line, even if there are a few bumps along the way. Since I began my career in supporting organisations transform how they operate, I…

NISRA Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin

Grant Thornton comments on NI Construction Bulletin

19th July 2019

Commenting on the latest Northern Ireland Construction Bulletin published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, which outlined a 7.6% increase in construction output in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, Robert Gibson, Director, Audit and Assurance at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton in Belfast, said: “The…

Peter Legge

What does Tory leadership battle mean for Brexit and businesses?

2nd July 2019

By Peter Legge, Tax Partner at Grant Thornton Belfast It is virtually impossible for any economic or political analyst to talk about Brexit without also mentioning the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the European Union. The contest to be the next leader of the Conservative Party – and Prime Minister – has only added…

Kate McCann

A new era of apprenticeships

2nd July 2019

By Kate McCann, Associate Director, Audit & Assurance, Grant Thornton  Figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) showed that the proportion of young people in Northern Ireland beginning university in 2018/19 was at a five-year high. As the rate of students seeking undergraduate degrees has risen, so too has student debt. Statistics published…

Anthony McKibbin

Rise of the Machines – Robotic Process Automation

25th June 2019

By Anthony McKibbin, Associate Director, Business Risk Services, Grant Thornton It is not often that an initiative comes along which can revolutionise an entire industry, but that is just what is about to happen to accountancy with Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Much like the effect that the first iPhone had on the world, we envisage…

Fifth annual Grant Thornton Runway Run a flying success

21st June 2019

The fifth annual Grant Thornton Runway Run proved to be another huge success last night (Thursday 20th June) as 600 runners from firms across Northern Ireland completed the 5k team race at George Best Belfast City Airport. The leading business advisory firm’s event saw participants representing organisations in the public, private, and third sectors, take…