Germany and the UK have shared strong cultural and historical ties dating back to the 1700s, when the German Georg Ludwig became George I of England in 1714. Furthermore, the British royal family changed their surname from the German von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor as recently as 1917.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a key factor driving the strength of the UK economy – larger overseas companies bring a new range of technological and managerial experience, and FDI also encourages UK firms to be more competitive and can stimulate the development and efficiency of supply chains. There is concern that Brexit will reduce FDI inflow the UK relies on, especially within the financial services, technology and manufacturing industries.
Read our breakdown of the key announcements from the Budget and what these could mean for you. Please get in touch with your Ecovis Advisor, or call us today on +44 (0) 207 495 2244 to discuss your business or personal circumstances.
Brexit will inevitably affect the way services are traded between the UK and the continuing Member States of the EEA. However, to what extent, is a question mostly unanswered, particularly given the amount of speculation around UK based firms passporting into EEA countries.
One fundamental component of a business’s strategy is where to expand and/or set up, and London is one of the best cities to help strengthen a company’s digital strategy.
Deciding where and how to expand your business overseas is by no means an easy task and one which has arguably been made more challenging by recent global economic and political uncertainty. Download and read our guide to Doing Business in the UK - Key Aspects and Considerations.
Attracted by favourable exchange rates, US corporations have been eyeing up Britain’s top companies as EU buyers have lost interest. Ecovis Wingrave Yeats’ Managing Partner Gerry Collins believes this demonstrates the confidence that US bosses have in the UK’s economy and its innovative businesses.
The end of September marks some exciting events for Ecovis Wingrave Yeats’ Data Analytics team. On Monday 24 September, we arrived to exhibit at the Alternative Legal Management Summit, bringing together law firm leaders with the vision to innovate, collaborate, and transform their business.
While it can be tempting to be overwhelmed by the amount of Brexit bad news being shared, it is important to also recognise the possible benefits of the UK exiting the EU next March.
There is no doubt that the result of the June 2016 referendum will have a significant impact on the UK’s trade and relationships with the European Union and the rest of the world. However, the attitude of most companies and indeed the government is very much ‘business as usual’.
Currently withholding tax is applicable at the rate of 20% on royalty payments and some IP related annual payments. This rate can be reduced appropriately if there are Double Taxation Agreements (DTA) in place between the countries.
Our Head of Data Analytics, Reuben Barry shares his thoughts on Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how data has now become more valuable than traditional products and services.
The UK has been the largest recipient of US investment for a number of years and the attraction of the UK as a destination for further US investment could be further increased in a post-Brexit world.
On Tuesday 10th January the news broke that Snap, the company behind Snapchat, is setting up an international office in Soho, London. This involves expanding the existing office and UK workforce and handling all sales from countries outside of the US (as well as recognising the accompanying revenue).
Following the EU referendum in June 2016, which yielded an unexpected Leave result, London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched the #LondonIsOpen campaign to show that London is united and open for business. So undoubtedly, the Mayor will be as delighted as we are to hear that the UK has jumped 5 places to 10th position in the World Bank league table of business-friendly tax regimes.