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Insurance policies to protect us all

In Utmost Good Faith In these challenging times, we are all looking for surety and stability and of course financial security. The principle of an Insurance policy, be it for your car, your home, your business remains the same in that it can be relied upon to provide financial protection against unexpected events or negligence.

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UK Company Secretaries

Corporate Compliance, Best Practice and Company Secretaries The role and duties of the UK Company Secretary are often overlooked by a board of directors focussed on managing an SME, especially in the current climate.  This is heightened by the fact that said SMEs are not required to appoint a company secretary, potentially increasing the risks

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Setting up a business in the UK

Setting up a business in the UK There are a variety of ways for an international investor or company to set up business in the UK. What works best depends on several things, including the appetite to accept direct liability for the actions of the UK entity and its tax obligations. A business may consider,

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Global Mobility and UK Tax

Global Mobility and UK Tax Global mobility remains restrained today. However, despite the current pandemic, some businesses are taking those first tentative steps to place key players overseas, driven by the need to ensure business survival. From the perspective of those on the move, what does this mean to employer and employee?  The thoughts below

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Relocation during COVID

Case Study: Relocation from Germany to Richmond, London during COVID times We were referred these VVIP clients and asked to support their relocation to the UK at what was a very tricky time, both domestically and internationally, due to the COVID outbreak. The UK had recently imposed quarantine measures for people travelling to the UK

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Corporate Criminal Offence investigations in 2020

Corporate Criminal Offence investigations continue despite pandemic HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has 10 live corporate criminal offence (CCO) investigations according to new statistics.  The UK government department also has a further 22 live opportunities currently under review.  It has opened one new investigation since December 2019. Wide ranging investigations The investigations span 10 different

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Work-based UK visas

Investors, innovators, start-ups and talent – UK work-based visas There are currently four UK work-based visas available for investors, business development and talent.  Having the correct Visa in place is essential if you are looking to expand your business to the UK. Understanding which is the most appropriate is the first stage but, as each

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A temporary reduction in VAT from 20% to 5% for worst hit sectors

Chancellor's Summer statement A temporary cut in the sales tax from 20% to 5% has been announced by the UK government for attractions, meals and accommodation.  Chancellor Rishi Sunak proposed the measure during his Summer Statement in order to provide relief for some of the sectors worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The VAT rate

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Temporary Changes to Companies House Filing Requirements

A Companies House publication has been released explaining how filing requirements will change as a result of the UK government’s coronavirus (Covid-19) support measures.  The document has been produced to provide guidance on how the measures introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and The Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 will

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