Whether it’s finding the right markets, currency volatility or economic uncertainty, we’d like to know what road blocks stand in the way of thinking globally and embracing international trade.
According to Ann Jones, MD of Europe at VAT IT, the current VAT rise – a consequence of leaving the Customs Union – will push the cash flow of UK businesses to breaking point. However, these issues are being hidden behind the main Brexit headlines.
As 2018 gets underway, in-house legal departments are facing new resource challenges, with the potential for technology evolving and the regulatory burden increasing. In charge of this is the general counsel – the chief lawyer.
The challenges, pitfalls and potential solutions bosses should consider when thinking of business expansion in Europe post-Brexit.
Plagued by cyber attacks and skills shortages in the midst of political turmoil, many bosses underestimated threats in 2017 – and overestimated their own recovery capability. That’s why it’s time to gear up for some inevitable challenges this year.
At a bloated 1.7m paragraphs long, the EU’s new MiFID II regulation is is a breathtakingly inept response to the international financial crash of 2008.
Many will still be celebrating the end of 2017, a year filled with tumultuous and confusing economic statistics. But for all the uncertainty and changes that came about, we enter 2018 more stable than we’d like to think.
When the starter’s pistol was fired for our exit from the European Union on 23 June 2016, there was an expectation that the country would hit the ground running and race towards the independence just over half of Britain were so desperate to have.
The Autumn Budget contained numerous announcements, including further investment for training staff and educating pupils. Our November 2017 economic statistics unveil why it couldn’t have come at a better time.
We still don’t know what the UK’s EU exit will look like. However, Paul Lester, a partner in corporate finance at law firm Cripps, outlines some steps that will help employers with their Brexit planning.
Alongside investment in digital skills, maths training and funding for infrastructure and cities projects that could have some long-term effect on businesses, there were also some announcements that could impact more directly on scale-ups.
SMEs trading for less than five years are nearly four times as likely to predict significant growth in the next three months than those trading for ten or more years.