Podcast: Remarkable person, remarkable story Conversations
In the inaugural episode of our “Real people, Real stories” podcast series, host Androulla Soteri speaks to Tracy Hickman, a retired director at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway in New Zealand.
Digital tax reforms have fraud in their sights Conversations
A yearly boost of €11 billion is no small sum — but it is the payoff the European Commission is hoping will result from one of the most sweeping elements of its new VAT in the Digital Age set of reforms.
Case study: Mexico’s digitalisation of tax Conversations
Mexico’s experience in digitalising its tax processes offers salient lessons as European countries consider a similar approach.
Navigating cultural differences in cross-border engagements Conversations
Effective business in a globalised world often requires an understanding of the values that are hallmarks of cultural differences.
Taxing time for short-term tourism operators as ViDA reforms bite Conversations
EU authorities plan to claw back billions in ‘missing’ VAT from online booking platforms, as part of wide-ranging digital tax reforms.
The future of work is more than flexible Conversations
Flexible work arrangements are creating new challenges for businesses looking to balance growth needs while attracting, retaining and developing the best talent.
Financiers still favour Caribbean tourism despite inflation risk Advisory
No matter what happens with the international economy, it seems the sunshine and sea breezes of Caribbean tourism will always be attractive for investment.
Mid-market pickup to drive M&A rebound Conversations
Global M&A activity is poised to bounce back after 12 months of dealmaking doldrums, with experts from Baker Tilly expecting the mid-market to drive the recovery.
Case study: Using humans and AI to deliver smarter service Conversations
Cost and complexity shouldn’t be a barrier to the use of AI, with Baker Tilly Digital experts developing multi-stage solutions.
AI legal challenges become more complex Conversations
Gaps are emerging in the willingness of countries to accept the generative AI juggernauts such as ChatGPT, with concerns that privacy, security, intellectual property and personal rights are being put at risk by the open-source software.
Revival swift and strong, but global tourism looks different Conversations
Global tourism is swiftly rebounding from its pandemic-induced slump, but travellers face a distinctively different experience as the industry reinvents itself.
The great unretirement? Governments and businesses go hunting for the older worker Conversations
Workers are delaying retirement plans post-pandemic, while at the same time, many retirees are re-evaluating the viability of stepping away from employment.
AI wars: giants battle as generative AI use soars Conversations
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT are forcing companies to consider their impact on their business models — both as a time saver and as a potential disruptor.
Labour shortages to exacerbate UK’s economic contraction Conversations
The United Kingdom is set to experience a demographic time bomb as severe labour shortages
Retailers evolving their offering amid challenging online sales environment Conversations
E-commerce operators are finding that a niche can be nice, with shrinking consumer buying power prompting online retailers to sharpen their offerings to secure market share.
Time to transform: how Baker Tilly is growing its global Digital practice Conversations
Client demand and the pace of change has seen the US firm triple the size of its Baker Tilly Digital team in two years.
A virtual tax haven? VAT and the metaverse Conversations
Billions of dollars are flowing through the metaverse, creating complex conundrums around how taxation should work in virtual reality.
Do UK tax advisors need regulation? It’s a matter of protracted debateAdvisory
Francesca Lagerberg joins the debate on whether UK tax advisors need formal regulation or just a better adopted set of professional standards?
Preparing for BEPS 2.0: are you ready? Tax
CASE STUDY: MHA Macintyre Hudson explores how a multinational client might have been impacted if BEPS 2.0 was already in place.
BEFIT could be better for business but road to reform is long Tax
Harmonising corporate tax systems could make it easier for EU multinationals to scale and compete, but agreement on transfer pricing remains complex.
UK’s uncertain economy putting spotlight on alternative finance Corporate Finance
Rising costs of finance and ongoing economic uncertainty in the United Kingdom are underscoring the advantages of alternative lenders.
Investment Zones a welcome boost for UK’s countryside counties Tax
A strong response from regional areas suggests the UK’s new Investment Zones initiative has been well-received.
Global minimum tax reforms threatened by cross-border complexities Tax
Baker Tilly’s Ines Paucksch warns companies could face complex and varying start dates if countries manage to pass global minimum tax reforms into law.
Compulsory licensing: should vaccines be public property? Advisory
European leaders are facing industry backlash over potential compulsory licensing of vaccines to hedge against the risk of future pandemics.
Food inflation and grocery shortages are widespread but the problem is deeper than just ingredient shortages and supply bottlenecks.
Are the world’s airports and airlines broken? Recovery
It was the moment they waited more than two years for, but the business of travel buckled when tourism finally returned.
Man overboard: what will gender quotas mean for EU company directors? Human Capital and Resourcing
Experts at Baker Tilly have hailed the EU’s new gender diversity mandates as a major milestone for equality but warn there is still a long way to go for genuine balance at the executive level.
Skills shortage strains UK life science sector Human Capital and Resourcing
Ambitions are soaring for the UK’s pharma. life science and biotech industry on the back of record investment but can it be sustained?
UK diversity rules a big step forward, but still a challenge Human Capital and Resourcing
Experts from Baker Tilly have welcomed new diversity quotas for UK companies, but warn there are still major challenges for firms to meet them.
Fighting an unrelenting war – how business can be safe from cyberattack Digital
Defending against an online onslaught is becoming an increasingly onerous and expensive undertaking for business. Experts at Baker Tilly detail how organisations can best defend themselves against the unrelenting threat of cyberattack.
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Sustainability directives to shake up European M&A Conversations
New sustainability reporting directives are considered to be key to the European Commission’s carbon neutral ambitions, but experts say it remains uncertain how they will be implemented and how mergers and acquisitions will be impacted.
Investors bullish on Caribbean tourism boom Conversations
Caribbean tourism has made the fastest recovery of any region from COVID-19, pushing confidence among property and hospitality investors to new highs.
The future of real estate could be floating Conversations
As space in big cities becomes increasingly scarce, and concerns about rising sea levels continue
Comparing the costs of doing business in Eastern Europe Human Capital and Resourcing
Bringing production closer to home is emerging as a solution for many major companies headquartered in Western Europe, but what are the costs of doing business?
Private equity groups, tenants clash over Spanish real estate Conversations
Foreign investors are pouring pressure onto Spanish real estate, increasing tension between tenants and landlords even as the government moves to slow the rapidly increasing cost of housing.
Cookie cutters – life after data tracking Conversations
An EU ruling that cracks down on a commonly used cookie consent framework has sent shockwaves through companies relying on online data collection.
Bored monkey or business model? Finding the commercial value in NFTs Conversations
NFTs are shifting from a buzzword to business model, but there are key considerations that have to be addressed by brands.
Blockchain and Bitcoin’s big energy issue Conversations
As cryptocurrencies and NFT trading shift towards the mainstream, a push is emerging to regulate the energy use of the underlying blockchain infrastructure.
Unpaid hours a lasting side-effect of pandemic Human Capital and Resourcing
As employees continue to embrace working from outside of the office, it is becoming increasingly challenging to ensure workers are paid appropriately.
Energy prices create new barrier for electric vehicles Conversations
As the energy crisis worsens, what are the challenges for the electric vehicles market – and for the automotive sector more generally?
When Covid conflict infects the workplace Human Capital and Resourcing
If anger over vaccine mandates, lockdowns and other restrictions boils over into the office, what strategies should be in place to handle the situation?
Uncertainty bites: M&A market update M & A
The escalating war in Ukraine and the fallout across European nations and economies threatens to take the steam out of the M&A market, according to Baker Tilly experts.
When unique is out of reach — the trade marks race Legal
A boom in trade mark filings has left fewer common words uncontested. How should companies carve out their unique brand using trade marks?
Will Europe’s RAD set off a wave of class actions? Legal
A new Directive makes it easier to pursue collective proceedings – but also impact the legal profession and consumer-facing companies.
Risky business: Privacy and biometric data Legal
Biometric technology is evolving rapidly but what are the privacy and data protection implications that employers need to consider?
Business charts a course through Omicron Recovery
Businesses continue to innovate to mitigate disruptions caused by Omicron, as the crisis shifts from pandemic to endemic.
Mexico offers a vision of future travel Recovery
A decision to allow tourism during the pandemic was fraught with risk — but this sector is now paying economic dividends for Mexico.
The opportunity for additive manufacturing Recovery
Rapid advancements in manufacturing technology could save a global shipping industry teetering near the brink of collapse.
Infrastructure bill has big changes for crypto Conversations
The $1 trillion bill contains provisions to tax crypto, yielding an estimated $2.8 billion per year. What does this mean for the future of cryptocurrencies?
Prepare now or face plastic tax meltdown Conversations
The UK’s new plastic packaging tax is set to catch out many businesses – ala Brexit – and the burden of proof is on importers and manufacturers.
When will supply chain and shipping pressure ease? Conversations
Baker Tilly’s experts look at what 2022 holds, and how importers and exporters can mitigate risk.
Esports investors level up in emerging sector Advisory
Venture capital and online gaming don’t seem to be an obvious match. But for one investor, an initial curiosity became a significant opportunity.
Finding value in college esports Advisory
As the esports market explodes, Baker Tilly US is helping colleges in North America score points in student engagement, recruitment, and retention.
Net Zero opportunity needs a system reset Conversations
Global attention has been focused on climate change action, but it will take more than goodwill for industries to reduce their emissions footprint.
Video: How ESG is changing the value of everything Conversations
COP26 is creating an impetus for business to act — here’s why Corporate Finance
COP26 marks a watershed moment for the race to save the world from the worst of global warming — and industry will be expected to step up.
Pandemic fails to dent appetite for cross-border M&A Conversations
Baker Tilly’s latest cross-border M&A report shows dealmakers undeterred by the pandemic and ambitious for cross-border M&A deals.
When it comes to SPACs, one size doesn’t fit all Conversations
Changes in UK rules for SPACs should make London more competitive — but they are not for everyone, writes MHA UK’s Robin Stevens.
Mounting a defence in the ransomware war Conversations
Ransomware attacks are escalating – it’s a criminal industry already worth billions and it’s only going to get worse. Baker Tilly examines how best to prepare.
Why high-net-worth investors are eyeing Caribbean assets Conversations
A Caribbean recovery is being driven by non-banks, including the offices of high-net-worth individuals, and private equity. Baker Tilly explores the drivers.
Tax morality: The big shift in corporate tax attitudes Conversations
Will companies take the lead on tax morality or is legislation the only way?
Dealmakers focus on recipe for fast-growing companies Corporate Finance
For investors and dealmakers looking to spur companies on to growth in the rocky recovery from COVID-19, there’s one ingredient that matters more than all others: digital transformation.
SPACs exploring beyond US in search of deals Conversations
These blank-cheque juggernauts are looking to less saturated markets to complete deals but will the hype sustain them?
Are those workers really contractors? Conversations
Employee or contractor? The status of workers is literally a taxing question. What do potential investors need to consider in their due diligence?
Container chaos: The year that broke freight Conversations
Shipping delays and container shortages are putting supply chains under enormous pressure. How are different markets adapting with freight challenges?
Will the UK’s planned freeports deliver a post-Brexit boost? Conversations
The UK is looking to re-establish at least eight freeports – will they deliver the economic hit the UK is hoping for?
Digital for small and medium-sized businesses Digital
As the digital revolution evolves, SMBs must stay agile. Baker Tilly explores data-driven solutions in our digital transformation series.
Why interest in GovCoin is compounding Conversations
As moves towards digital currency gather speed, businesses need to prepare for a world that transacts in digital dollars.
ESG more critical than ever in M&A M & A
The tide is turning for investments considered purely on financial terms, as new research confirms the rising importance of ESG to dealmakers.
Why corporate travel must have a future Conversations
Business has not been same since airlines were grounded by the pandemic. It’s crucial that corporate travel gets moving again.
Remote productivity? It’s all about perception Conversations
Are staff more productive when working remotely?
Is your technology stack fit for purpose? Conversations
Is your business technology and workflow practices fit for the digital transformation? Baker Tilly explores in the third article of our series.
Cybersecurity and the remote working era Conversations
The second article in our series exploring the digital transformation, Baker Tilly probes cybersecurity challenges for the remote workforce.
New horizons in digital transformation Digital
In the first of a series exploring the digital transformation, Baker Tilly looks at the speed of change and emerging trends.
The gig economy: Time to rethink labour laws? Human Capital and Resourcing
Spain has taken the global lead in legislating that delivery riders are employees of the platforms they work with, not independent contractors.
Investors find teeth on supply chain emissions Conversations
While many businesses are conscious of their operational impact on the environment, the impact of supply chain emissions is becoming clearer.
Working well and the mental health impact of COVID-19 Conversations
For companies returning to ‘normal’ operations, helping bereaved and traumatised employees readjust becomes the next great challenge presented by the pandemic.
Piecing together the digital tax puzzle Conversations
With the US back at the negotiating table, the OECD is pushing on with ambitious plans for a framework to tax the digital giants.
Lockdowns create marriage of convenience Conversations
With more people confined to their community, local convenience stores have boomed. Are the good times sustainable for business owners?
Dealmakers power up M&A as recovery gathers speed Conversations
After an abysmal first half for M&A in 2020, dealmakers roared back into action. But will the momentum be sustained? We look at what a strong M&A finish means for 2021.
Logistics and the e-commerce boom Conversations
As ecommerce rapidly expanded, so too did pressure on warehouses and distribution channels. How are retailers handling the growing pains?
What hope for the high street? The rise of e-commerce Conversations
Shopping has changed during the pandemic as e-commerce exploded in places it had rarely been seen. Baker Tilly’s experts examine the new retail landscape.
COVID-19 vaccine: Can employees be forced to take them? Conversations
Businesses hope a COVID-19 vaccine will fast-track a return to normal but legal questions remain over insisting employees are immunized.
Brexit myths and misconceptions Conversations
Misconceptions still persist around the Brexit process. Baker Tilly’s tax experts sort the fact from fiction.
Can domestic tourism save holiday towns? Conversations
Local travel is seen as a poor cousin to overseas arrivals – will staycations be enough to keep tourist-focused economies turning?
Shaping and creating a global cannabis industry Conversations
Governments and business leaders are turning to Canada’s successful model to see how to structure their own industries.
Atlantic domestic tourism stares down COVID Conversations
The Atlantic Bubble showed that tourism and business confidence could thrive if people felt safe from COVID-19.
No-deal Brexit risks for UK businesses with workers in the EU Conversations
Workforce mobility is under threat as UK employers weigh up potential social security and tax implications. How should organisations respond?
Hospitality business owners feel lockdown heat Conversations
Pressure is nothing new in hospitality but the stop and go of lockdown is testing the mettle of business owners like never before.
A legacy of wealth for the next generation Conversations
The biggest wealth transfer in history is underway. But future high net worth individuals need more than a portfolio rundown.
Using data to build a stronger tourism industry Recovery
The Bahamas’ $3 billion tourism industry was crippled when visitors vanished. How can data make the sector more robust?
Tourism recovery: Island paradise banks on data Conversations
What really draws in visitors? A Caribbean island uncovered some surprising insights when it dived into its tourism data.
Gibraltar ‘frontier’ a rocky subject for Brexit Brexit
The UK’s territory shares a land border with Spain – can movement across it remain seamless as it has for 35 years?
Asia Pacific set to lead global M&A recovery M & A
Many dealmakers are optimistic about Asia-Pacific’s prospects for the remainder of 2020 and early 2021.
National security threat to Asia Pacific M&A, say dealmakers Conversations
Dealmakers fear security issues pose a cross-border M&A risk in Asia Pacific, as governments voice concerns about overseas influences.
The never normal: Continuous change and reimagining work Conversations
The more things change, the less the word change has meaning. Mindsets must be geared to evolution, writes Donal Laverty.
Crisis shows value of putting the human back into HR Human Capital and Resourcing
In the GFC, boards turned to the CFO to help navigate turbulent times. During Covid-19, though, it’s the HR team in the spotlight.
Ireland lures UK businesses as Brexit deadline nears Conversations
For the Republic of Ireland, uncertainty over future trade with the UK is tempered with opportunity.
It’s Brexit time: Down to business Conversations
No last-minute reprieves, no political will for further delays. What will a no-deal Brexit mean for business?
Brexit and Northern Ireland: business in the dark Conversations
Four years have failed to provide clarity for business. The challenge is a tale that can be told through pizza.
Scotch whisky feels Brexit pinch Conversations
A tariff war, then lockdowns, now Brexit. An industry that supports 40,000 UK jobs faces more uncertainty.
Brexit logistics: Trucks and tribulations Conversations
If the Smart Freight system doesn’t work, trucks could take up to two days just to reach the Kent ferry port.
Austria’s green incentives grab attention of business owners Advisory
Changes to Austria’s benefit-in-kind tax rules and green technology incentives have grabbed the attention of some employers, writes Günther Stenico.
Governments charge up EV manufacturing Conversations
Electric vehicle incentives are increasing, as stimulus packages are ushered in to revive economies that have slowed during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Electric cars: Who owns the customer? Conversations
Car manufacturers once owned the customer but for electric vehicles, it may no longer be the case. The next move could be decisive.
Will foreign investors strike gold? Conversations
There has been a surge of interest in golden visas, which is being welcomed despite concerns about misuse.
Thawing the dealmaking freeze Conversations
M&A in North America has been moving at a glacial speed. What will drive a turnaround in 2020?
Unlocking the economic power of the unbanked Conversations
Some 1.7 billion adults are without a bank account. With COVID-19 accelerating moves to a cashless society, financial inclusion is key.
Tech, travel key to M&A recovery Advisory
As the waves of dealmaking start to increase, there are opportunities but also new risks and challenges.
Leading from afar: Lessons of COVID-19 and the future of work Conversations
The lessons learned from working remotely — and the positive spin-offs of lockdowns — should not be lost.
COVID-19 and real estate: what now for the office? Conversations
With many homes now a workplace, how will commercial property perform when lockdowns lift?
Private equity hunts for good news as M&A optimism vanishes Conversations
European dealmakers expected 2020 to be rough for M&A but COVID-19 has all but crushed any remaining confidence.
Will COVID-19 fire up cannabis legislation or kick it into the weeds? Advisory
With some cannabis companies near breaking point, the demand for tax revenue could be a lifeline in the post-COVID world.
When the lockdown lifts: now what for business? Advisory
As the coronavirus crisis persists, some countries are beginning to plan a staged reopening. What changes should business expect?
Tax the sin or reward the saint? Conversations
From meat tariffs to latte levies, can tax policy build a better society?
How the world is navigating the COVID-19 storm Advisory
Industries are hurting as the world grapples with the evolving COVID-19 crisis. What actions are governments and banks taking?
Consulting to cannabis: risk, reward in emerging market Conversations
Cannabis has rapidly grown into a $15 billion industry but there are plenty of pitfalls in this emerging market.
Electric vehicles hit high gear Advisory
Demand is growing for electric vehicles as drivers take the high road. How critical are incentives for keeping this emerging sector moving?
Five generations – one war for talent Advisory
Five generations working alongside each other. What does that mean for managing talent?
Inside the rise and rise of advisory Advisory
Businesses are seeking expert advice to navigate uncertain times. It’s a trend that has forced a change in the way accounting firms work.
What do dealmakers expect in the next year? Conversations
Amid the chaos of geopolitical events and economic uncertainty, how do dealmakers feel about their ability to get deals done?
Digitalisation of tax: Dawn of the robo regulator Conversations
Faster assessment, greater accuracy – the arguments are strong. But there are risks and challenges too, as some have already discovered.
The biggest change to EU’s VAT in nearly 25 years Conversations
There are fears businesses are unprepared for tougher cross-border sale requirements.
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