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failure of businesses over the course of the pandemic has largely been due to the fact that their business models were out of date, and that the pandemic has merely hastened their demise.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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The Finance Bill 2021 – what these changes mean for you

Claire McKay, Associate Director, Tax The Finance Bill 2021 received early Royal Assent earlier this summer, bringing into force the extended loss carry back legislation, the ‘super-deduction’ for capital allowances, the increased rate of Corporation Tax from April 2023 and other measures first announced in the March Budget. So what do those changes announced months…

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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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Business

Áine Logan, Associate Director, Business Consulting “The whole way that we do business, that we live and that we have grown accustomed to in the industrial age, will have to be changed. We will have to leave that behind us in the next 30 years and we have to come to completely new value chains.”…

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Return to the office

Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland Many of us have been working remotely for almost 18 months by this stage, with lots of highs and lows from that experience. There is a sense around the world that we all need to transition back to the office, with some form of hybrid/blended…

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Business plan

Colin Piggott, Associate Director, Tax If one thing is clear, it is this: the COVID-19 pandemic has not affected all businesses alike. For some businesses, the objective has been merely to survive. For others, due to the nature of their business, or perhaps due to an inspired new business idea, trading during the pandemic has…

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