Lauretta McGeown, Associate Director, Tax Now is the time to have that discussion with your adviser to start planning to protect your family’s financial future. HMRC published statistics show UK Inheritance Tax receipts for the tax year April 2020 to April 2021 were £5.4 billion, an increase of £190 million from the year before. Some…

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Executive presence in the virtual world Grant Thornton

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland I recently read an excellent book by Debra Benton, titled ‘Executive Presence for the Modern Leader’, which details how you can develop executive presence. Benton is an executive coach, c-suite advisor, and bestselling author, so her advice is based on many years of business…

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Sports Clubs - Lighthouse Communications

Jonathan Dickey, Associate Director, Audit & Assurance It has been said that the failure of businesses over the course of the pandemic has largely been due to the fact that their business models were out of date, and that the pandemic has merely hastened their demise. For many sports clubs this narrative resonates, as they…

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Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton As the dust settles on exam results, and schools and colleges gear up for a new term, it feels like a good time to reflect on the skills situation in one of our hottest sectors. It can’t have escaped your notice that over the past number of years, the…

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Rebecca McIlroy, Assistant Manager, Tax When it comes to tax relief on capital expenditure, the devil is in the detail – not all types of expenditure are going to be eligible for tax relief in the same way. If your company is planning to make a capital investment, you may be considering whether to invest…

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Budget Changes – Withholding Taxes on Interest & Royalties

Marie Martel, Associate Director, Tax As part of the EU, the tax treatment for UK companies paying or receiving interest and royalties to or from related parties that are resident in the EU was determined by the EU Interest and Royalty Directive. The goal of this Directive was to avoid double taxation in a European…

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Scott Baxter, Associate Director, Business Consulting It is no secret that technology is significantly changing the banking landscape. In addition to the challenge of low interest rates squeezing the bottom line of banks, competition within the market is further driven by new entrants who are well placed to offer the agile, quicker and more accessible…

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Katie Scott, Associate Director, People and Change Consulting Right now the hot topic most people are considering is ‘where’ staff are going to work, after more than a year of remote working it is no wonder it is at the fore. However, with the recent news that in the US, UK, and Ireland investment is…

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Online Safety Bill

Samuel McCormick, Assistant Manager, Forensic and Investigation Services Figures disclosed by the UK’s police forces have revealed that there have been over 416,000 reports of fraud and cyber-crime during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fraudsters were most prevalent between April and May 2020, and again in January 2021, when national lockdowns were in place. This is the…

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Remote working

Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland One of the big topics for business leaders at the moment is how to embrace remote working post the pandemic, whilst at the same time maintaining their competitiveness and productivity. I was therefore delighted to see a publication from the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council…

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