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Briars Group Partners with the OFX Group

Briars Group partners with the OFX Group to offer clients great foreign exchange rates on international payments. Commencing October 2016, Briars is delighted to announce its new partnership with UKForex, (USForex and the entire OFX Group) to be the preferred choice for Briars' clients currency exchange and payments needs. Better

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Keep Calm, EU’re Still With Us!

A view on Brexit from CEO Kate Jolly. They say that change is one of the few certainties in life. On Friday we all woke up to a change on a scale that is unprecedented - at least in my lifetime. At Briars we have built a reputation upon both change management and helping our

Tax Implications for all UK Organisations after ruling on bank fines

UK Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that payments made by banks to regulators are viewed as "a routine cost of doing business," and are therefore "generally deductible for corporation tax purposes." However, fines are not tax deductible. This ruling has consequences for all UK organisations. For example, the position on

Briars Group CEO Kate Jolly addresses Serbian Enterprise Conference

Briars Group CEO Kate Jolly is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurial enterprise. As co-founder of the Company, she is an entrepreneur herself. Briars offers extensive services to entrepreneurial businesses of all sizes, across many countries. Speaking on behalf of the Guild of Entrepreneurs, of which she is Middle

As UK Unemployment falls and Wages rise, Companies Refocus on Benefits of Outsourcing

The mid-March labour market release from the Office of National Statistics (updated on April 20th 2016) showed that unemployment in the three months to January 2016 fell by 28,000 and the unemployment rate remained steady at 5.1%. This is the lowest level for 10 years, and a rate of unemployment that has now

Data Protection Law Changes to Impact UK Organisations

The era of the stable data protection enjoyed by UK companies that has lasted for two decades is set to change. The EU will address the changes in the technological environment by condensing three drafts of the General Data Protection Regulation into one by the end of the year.

Citywealth Power Women Awards recognises Briars CEO Kate Jolly with Award

Co-founder and CEO of Briars Group, Kate Jolly, has been recognised for her entrepreneurial achievements by Citywealth through their Powerwomen Awards 2016 judging panel and a public vote. Receiving the Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year Bronze award at a ceremony in London, Kate pledged to continue to develop Briars Group, "I'm

Are you making annual returns of employer share schemes?

Employers need to be aware and prepared for the additional UK compliance burden that now exists in relation to annual returns in respect of the above. Employers have always been required to make a return to HMRC of all shares or options either granted or awarded to their employees as part

HMRC gets tough on businesses ‘failing to file’ new employer share scheme

HMRC has introduced tough new penalties for employers running employee share schemes that fail to file accurate or on-time returns for the UK tax year 2014/2015. Penalties include levies of up to £5,000. Head of Tax at Briars Group, said: "UK employers have always been required to make a return to

Lichtenstein Disclosure Facility approaches final month it’s “last chance saloon”!

The Lichtenstein Disclosure Facility (LDF) is the best 'deal' that HMRC has offered in respect of its various disclosure campaigns announced in recent years. Originally extended to April 2016, the LDF closure was brought forward to December 31st 2015 in this year's budget. In an effort to encourage tax compliance the