With increasing lockdowns, as well as other headwinds such as Brexit and the prospect of further tax reforms at play, what actions might be appropriate for businesses across the UK to consider taking?
Almost a year has passed since an independent review of the disguised remuneration loan charge was carried out by Sir Amyas Morse. The review set out clearer guidelines as to how HMRC should deal with loan charges and disguised remuneration. However, many businesses and owners are still confused as to what they need to do in order to resolve the issues of disguised remuneration.
Whilst the business world has been hit by a series of extraordinary challenges, deals in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market have indeed continued to take place. There have been plenty of acquisitive opportunities; utilised either via offensive or defensive strategies which have led to the enhancement or protection of company positioning. As we turn […]
Guests on Quantuma’s latest ‘Building financial fortitude’ webinar recently discussed prospects for the UK economy in 2021 revealing that it will be the best-prepared companies that would thrive as the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic persists.
On 1 December 2020, HMRC’s preferential creditor status is due to be reinstated. This means that for any insolvency which commences on or after 1 December 2020, certain HMRC liabilities will rank ahead of a floating charge and unsecured creditors.
Two of the greatest assets in a leader’s toolkit are their ability to lead towards a purpose, and their capacity to help people extract meaning. When harnessed, they become the backbone of resilience in the face of troubling times, the inspiration for the courage needed when uncertainty is ahead, and the power to stay on course to impact something greater than ourselves.
Every savvy business professional understands that ROI is tricky to calculate, especially when it comes to technology. Indeed, when new systems are considered, committees often review pessimistic and optimistic ROI calculations, create in-depth score cards to measure competitors against, and sit through endless sales pitches and demos in the hopes that they’ll catch a glimpse of that single feature that will be key to user success.
Recently published research has revealed that one-fifth of disabled employees have had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the COVID-19 pandemic rejected.
Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision sets a significant precedent in international sport.
The Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (‘the Regulations’) apply to agency workers who are assigned to undertake temporary work for hirers through temporary work agencies.
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The UK Government has finalised its post-Brexit trade law panel (TLP), with magic circle and US firms set to advise on future deals and disputes following the EU referendum. The appointments come after the UK signed a deal governing its future relationship with the European Union at the end of 2020. The TLP will cover […]
The Supreme Court has substantially allowed an appeal brought by HSF client, the Financial Conduct Authority, in a highly-anticipated judgment over Covid-related business losses. Today’s judgment brings guidance for businesses and the watchdog as to whether certain business interruption policies linked to the pandemic relate to losses. Crucially, it means that businesses can make claims to […]
Allen & Overy has become the first magic circle firm to reveal its retention figures for this spring. Out of an intake of 37 qualifying trainees, 36 applied for newly qualified (NQ) positions, with the firm offering jobs to 34 of them, all of whom accepted. That gives a final retention rate of 92 per […]
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) is implementing a drastic restructuring across its Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) offices, with 132 jobs being cut.
KPMG’s management is eyeing growth in its UK legal arm after a cash investment, as part of its plan to turnover £100m annually within the next few years. The cash injection, which went through just before Christmas and whose amount was not disclosed, is meant to scale up current practices and business lines in coming […]
Shearman & Sterling has become the second law firm today to announce the opening of a Munich office, kickstarting operations with two partners from Linklaters. The US firm has hired corporate partner Florian Harder and tax partner Jann Jetter for the launch. Harder has been at Linklaters since 2007, starting off at SJ Berwin, while […]