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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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Making Tax Digital for VAT – are you ready for phase 2?

By Stephanie Smyth, Manager, Tax at Grant Thornton  With the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT in April 2019, businesses should now already be complying with the new requirements, or at least be well under way with their planning and preparation. However, there are new, additional steps required as we approach the next…

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Grant Thornton: Hotel figures confirm tourism’s record year

Leading business advisory firm, Grant Thornton, has said the record number of hotel rooms sold in Northern Ireland last year reflects a tourism sector that is in growth mode. More than 2.3 million rooms were sold throughout 2019, representing an increase of 4% on the previous year, according to official figures released by the Northern…

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Reduce your blind spots and lead with grace

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Blind spots, by their very nature, are unknown to almost every leader. We don’t know what we don’t know, which makes reducing blind spots so difficult! But the danger, if we don’t become aware, is continuing on in a way that we think is working,…

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Statement in response to the publication by The Insolvency Service of the latest insolvency statistics for October to December 2019

Gareth Latimer, Director, Recovery and Reorganisation at Grant Thornton in Belfast commented: “There was a significant rise in the number of corporate insolvencies over the last three months of 2019, rising by 56.2% in comparison to the same period the previous year. “However, as the overall total of insolvencies in Northern Ireland is still relatively…

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Brexit – what happens next?

By Lee Squires, Director, Tax at Grant Thornton  Provided the European Parliament approves the Withdrawal Agreement this week, the UK will leave the European Union at 11pm on 31st January. The first stage of Brexit will have been achieved. On 1st February, the ‘implementation period’ (also known as the ‘transition period’) begins. During this period…

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New Year payroll updates

By Sam Beattie, Associate Director, Payroll at Grant Thornton  Most new year articles will start with some housekeeping. With HM Revenue & Custom (HMRC) and dynamic coding, basic housekeeping for employees is vital to stay connected and keep HMRC up to date. Employees should pay attention to three basic items, their: Address, Tax code, and…

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2019 was the year of uncertainty, will 2020 be different?

By Gareth Latimer, Director, Restructuring at Grant Thornton  The New Year is a time for reflection but also a time to look forward. As another year ends, we can learn lessons from the past to help us prepare for the future. As we look back at 2019, it was hard to read a newspaper article…

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