UK 2nd in the world for foreign direct investment according to UN report Global flows of foreign direct investment have been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but the UK is amongst those nations leading the way back. In 2020 foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by one third to $1 trillion, well below the low
National Insurance contributions relief for employers who hire veterans From April 2022 onwards, employers will be able to apply for National Insurance contributions relief if they hire veterans. The relief will be available in real time through PAYE for 12 consecutive months from the veteran’s first day of civilian employment. This zero-rate can be applied
UK Budget 2021: A summary of key announcements Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his Spring 2021 Budget promising further support for Covid-hit businesses and workers. As well as supporting and boosting industries ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, the announcement also looked ahead to the difficult process of repairing the public finances. At a Glance
Funding the journey to ‘the promised land’ Over the course of my twenty-year career as a business school academic, and the co-founder of Cambridge’s largest technology accelerator, I have been fortunate enough to mentor over 250 high growth ventures. I’ve witnessed spectacular success in the form of IPOs and nine-digit acquisitions but, perhaps more importantly,
Knee Jerk v Big Picture I don’t think I’m the first person to suggest we are living in ‘interesting’ times. What has been described as an old Chinese Curse, has sadly become a daily challenge. After almost a year of the Covid Pandemic around the globe every life has been touched, some more than others.
Land and Expand Part VI - Overseas Banking Brilliantly ebullient, basically brazen – how to open your overseas bank account and remain rational We are often asked: what is the most common complaint when setting up in new territories? Setting up overseas banking facilities. With the ability to make international payments from the comfort of
Land and Expand part V - Insurances As we walk through the Land & Expand journey, we reach the fifth stage, being Insurances. Often overlooked in the process but necessary to ensure that your overseas trading entity, your board of directors, your employees, your customers and your supply chain are all sufficiently protected. Requirements will
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Land and Expand part IV - Local Country Incorporation As we reach stage 4 of our Land & Expand journey, our attention turns to incorporation and an overview of what should be considered. We have chosen to focus on the UK however, the underlying approach varies little between countries and much can be gleaned in
What’s in a reputation? The Billionaire and Founder of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos once said, ‘Your Reputation is what people talk about when you leave the room’. They are very difficult to quantify and measure, but we all have one, and hopefully yours is positive and one to be proud of. But how are they created?