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The tax landscape

It’s hard to overstate the bearing a country’s tax system can have on the ease of doing business. It’s not simply the amount of tax a business has to pay, but the time it takes to pay it. The degree of digitisation can make a big difference – filing taxes online is usually a lot swifter. A higher number of different taxes will usually add to the time spent on compliance...

Doing Business in the UK

The UK’s decision to exit the EU has created significant uncertainty within the corporate world. Investors now face years of uncertainty over what trade deals might emerge, what access to European markets will be maintained and many other business-critical issues...

UK economic prospects in a changing world economy

As we enter 2018, the outlook for the world economy looks to be the most favourable we have seen since before the Global Financial Crisis. Both the IMF and the OECD are forecasting world GDP to increase by 3.7 percent for next year, which would make 2017/18 the strongest two growth years since the short-lived post-crisis bounce in 2010/11. Most private sector forecasters share this positive growth outlook and some are even more optimistic...

The UK regions

The UK comprises 12 separate regions, which historically comprised government office regions, but while they no longer fulfil this role, they continue to be used for statistical and administrative purposes, with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the main source of statistical information...