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Is your business ‘sale ready’?

By Marie Martel, Associate Director, Tax, Grant Thornton in Belfast With the dawn of a new decade, you may be considering if there will be a significant change in the ownership of your business within the next few years. Quite what form this will take you don’t yet know – it could be an all-out…

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Borrower’s engaging early with their lender is key during challenging times

By Scott Baxter, Associate Director, Consulting at Grant Thornton The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced the introduction of a three-month payment holiday for mortgage customers. This will provide borrowers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 with some breathing space. For borrowers in this situation it presents an opportunity to engage with their lenders and…

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Are you ready for a change in tides?

By Ian Davison, Associate Director, Restructuring at Grant Thornton “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked”. As much as I would like to take credit for this quote, it was Warren Buffett who uttered these words. Buffet’s words of caution are a metaphor that should be remembered…

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Statement in response to the Chancellor’s 2020 Budget

In response to the Chancellor’s 2020 Budget, Peter Legge, Tax Partner at leading business advisory firm Grant Thornton in Belfast, said: “As the first in recent times to be delivered by a government with a relatively strong majority, it was perhaps no surprise that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget was filled with give-aways. “Coupled with the…

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Is 2020 shaping up to be a bumpy journey?

By Chris McCavana, Manager, Consulting at Grant Thornton Green shoots of early spring have begun to emerge. That is, for those that have managed to weather storms Ciara, Dennis and…Jorge. As we look forward to summer, it is worth pausing to consider where we are heading economically, in 2020 and beyond, both locally and further…

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The clock is ticking for contractors and ‘off payroll workers’

By Jane Lee, Associate Director, Tax at Grant Thornton  Medium and large businesses have new and costly obligations from April 2020, when changes to the IR35 legislation will impact engagements with their population of ‘off-payroll workers’. These are workers who are engaged through intermediaries such as agencies or ‘personal service companies’. The changes will also…

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Teamwork – ‘Working together’

By Maeve Hunt, Associate Director, Audit and Assurance at Grant Thornton After a period of much uncertainty, government is back up and running in Stormont and we have seen the need for parties with very different views and strategies to ‘work together’ and collaborate in order to achieve results. In every walk of life, the…

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A good leader demonstrates work-life balance and a little humility

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Leadership requires humility, the ability to listen, inspiring trust, and role-modelling work-life balance. Leading others also requires good character and an ability to have honest, constructive conversations. A great leader gets results by offering a vision, aligning actions with achievable goals, celebrating wins and…

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Data and IP – The threat from within

By Matthew McKee, Manager, Forensic and Investigation Services at Grant Thornton It might be said that the lifeblood of the modern business is no longer its physical assets, such as its premises, goods or even the cash in its accounts. Whilst these are of course extremely valuable to any business, it is crucial that modern…

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