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WEBCAST: Latest developments on Brexit

I’m sure, you are tracking the news this week to see the latest developments on Brexit.
PwC UK is holding a special webcast next Wednesday afternoon to reflect on the events of this week, whatever they may bring, and talk about what businesses should be doing to prepare – whatever comes next!
Date: Wednesday 23 January 2019
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 UK time

You can sign up here.

Very happy to have a chat about your own prep, and what we are supporting other clients with if that would be helpful too.


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UK: Live Brexit Webcast: An end to uncertainty?

I would like to invite you to a Brexit webcast we are holding on Monday 26 November at 14:00 UK time.  Our Brexit experts will give their insights into the current status of the Brexit process, provide reactions to the announcements at the EU Summit this weekend and discuss how businesses can prepare for Brexit. Please see the relevant details below. Continue reading

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UK – compulsory publication of tax strategy for large businesses required

227673_web_r_by_fikomiwi_pixelio-deThe compulsory publication of tax strategy for large business was introduced by the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2016 and it received Royal Assent on 15 September 2016, so it is now an Act of Parliament (Finance Act 2016 c.24). The relevant provisions for tax strategy are included in Schedule 19 of the Act, attached below at the very end of this blogpost. Continue reading

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PwC webcast “Navigating a path through the EU Referendum result”

PwC_fl_30mmh_c“The UK’s decision to leave the EU will have significant implications for businesses and we are already working with our clients and people to support them as those implications are understood.

“History has taught us that UK business is adaptable and innovative when confronted with new challenges and opportunities. There will be significant uncertainty over the coming months as the detailed political and legal issues are worked out, and business confidence may be impacted. PwC is committed to helping its clients as they adapt to new market conditions and opportunities.”

Statement from Ian Powell, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC regarding the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
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Brexit- what does it mean from a Tax perspective

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What might the implications of Great Britain’s vote to leave be from a VAT perspective?

As the UK must give the European Council notice of intention to withdraw, there is likely to be a period where current law applies, both EU and UK law whilst a Brexit agreement is negotiated. All treaties would cease to apply from entry into force of the withdrawal agreement, or two years from the date of notice. We do not expect a considerable change for at least 2 years.

Which areas of VAT law might change in a UK free from the EU VAT directive?

In the short term at least, it is unlikely that the UK government will rip up VAT law – VAT accounts for >20% of UK tax revenues, is a relatively stable, understood tax – and thereforewholesale changes are unlikely. Continue reading

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PwC webcast – BEPS unilateral measures

PwC_Swiz_Zurich_R_MB_36.jpgI recommend our next webcast focusing on BEPS unilateral measures.

Join our specialists from PwC’s International Tax Desks to learn about unilateral measures that were implemented in 2014 or are proposed for 2015, and how they might affect US MNCs. Our panel will cover important changes in proposed and enacted rules in various jurisdictions, including: Continue reading

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Crypto currencies – UK – Call for information

PwC_R_Jolene.Visser_SouthAfrica_Jhb_P_CW_0013.JPGBritain’s overall position on crypto currencies can be described as liberal and progressive. London is Europe’s biggest financial hub and the government has tried to stay ahead of the curve in terms of regulations and business-friendly policies. Chancellor George Osborne announced a new initiative to explore the potential role of crypto currencies in Britain’s economy and also commissioned a report on the risks and benefits of embracing crypto currencies in August this year: Continue reading