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08 Feb 2021
Investment Outlook February 2021In the February issue we discuss: optimistic equity investors are positioned for a successful vaccine rollout and rising US inflation is a boon for “value” markets (e.g. the UK & emerging markets).
08 Jan 2021
The Company Law Review Group recommends the introduction of a new “Summary Rescue Process” to assist small companies to survive and recover from the Covid-19 crisis.08/01/2021 - The requirement for further reform of Irish corporate rescue mechanisms has been put into sharp focus by the current Covid-19 crisis.
07 Jan 2021
Investment Outlook January 2021In the January issue we look back on a tumultuous year and discuss the opportunities for the year ahead.
07 Dec 2020
Investment Outlook December 2020In the December issue we discuss how the COVID-19 vaccine announcement is a booster for equities over bonds.
18 Nov 2020
BREXIT-proof your investmentsUK ex-pats living in Europe might have thought they would be spared much of the inconvenience of Brexit. However, unfortunately, this is not the case, as many have found they are receiving troubling letters from their investment manager and bank regarding the need to close their account before the year end.
11 Nov 2020
Investment Outlook November 2020In the November issue of Investment Outlook, we discuss how the global economy shows resilience to COVID-19 headwinds.
14 Oct 2020
Irish Budget 2021On 13 October 2020, Ireland’s Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe presented Budget 2021. He advised that it was prepared under the assumptions that there will be no bilateral trade deal between the EU and the UK, and that there will be a continued presence of Covid-19 in Ireland in 2021, and the absence of a broadly available vaccine.
06 Oct 2020
Investment Outlook October 2020In the October issue of Investment Outlook, we discuss: how COVID-19 continues to drive market risk.
15 Sep 2020
Post Brexit – where are we now?As the EU/UK post Brexit negotiations continue, many Irish businesses are still considering how to plan for an unknown outcome. Indeed, many Irish businesses have put off making detailed plans until the outcome of the current negotiations is known.From an Irish tax perspective, implications can arise in relation to both direct taxes (corporation taxes) and indirect taxes (VAT/customs). In this article, we discuss what Irish businesses should be considering at this point, in relation to indirect taxes.
04 Sep 2020
Investment Outlook September 2020In the September issue of Investment Outlook, we discuss: an improving UK economic outlook, but with labour market uncertainty.
01 Sep 2020
Tilney and Smith & Williamson complete mergerThe Group has now been renamed Tilney Smith & Williamson with effect from today.
25 Aug 2020
Use of accelerated loss relief to improve cash flow25/08/2020 - Legislation has recently been enacted to cater for the July Stimulus Plan measures which enable companies and self-employed individuals to accelerate loss relief for trading losses incurred in 2020.
24 Aug 2020
Management of Tax Debt24/08/2020 - In recent months Revenue outlined certain initiatives to assist businesses experiencing cashflow and trading difficulties arising from the impacts of COVID-19.
18 Aug 2020
Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS)18/08/2020 - The government announced a new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) as part of the July Stimulus package released on 23 July. It will replace the existing Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) with effect from 1 September 2020 and will run until 31 March 2021, which will provide many employers with an important financial lifeline.
06 Aug 2020
Investment Outlook August 2020In the August issue of Investment Outlook, we discuss: Growing attractiveness of non-US markets.
27 Jul 2020
What the Top 20 Irish Legal firms can learn from the UK top 5027/07/2020 - The top 50 UK law firms have a combined turnover £18.6bn and for 2018/19 they continued to make hay in the sunshine of a strong global economy and buoyant client demand. Overall revenue from fees grew by 7.3% year on year (8% in the previous year).