Conversations

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Working well: Managing 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.

6-8 minutes

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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.

4-6 minutes

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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.

8-10 minutes

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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.

8-10 minutes

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.

8-10 minutes

Lockdowns create marriage of convenience Conversations

With more people working from home and confined to their community, local convenience stores have boomed. Are the good times sustainable for business owners?

6-8 minutes

Handling the logistics of the e-commerce boom Conversations

As ecommerce rapidly expanded, so too did demand for warehouse space and pressure on distribution channels. How are retailers handling the growing pains?

4-6 minutes

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.

4-6 minutes

Brexit myths and misconceptions Conversations

Misconceptions still persist around the Brexit process. Baker Tilly’s tax experts sort the fact from fiction.

4-6 minutes

Can domestic tourism save holiday towns? Conversations

Domestic tourism is seen as the poor cousin to international overseas arrivals – but will staycations be enough to keep tourist-focused economies turning?

6-8 minutes

Shaping and creating a global cannabis industry Conversations

More countries look to emulate Canada’s success, governments and business leaders are turning to the model to see how to structure their own industries.

5-6 mins

Atlantic Bubble domestic tourism stares down COVID Conversations

The Atlantic Bubble has burst, but not before it proved that domestic tourism and business confidence could thrive if people felt safe from COVID-19.

4-6 minutes

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?

4-6 minutes

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.

3-4 minutes

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?

4-6 minutes

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.

4-6 minutes

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?

4-6 minutes

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.

4-6 minutes

National security threat to Asia Pacific M&A, say dealmakers Conversations

Dealmakers fear national security issues pose a risk to cross-border M&A in the Asia Pacific region, as governments voice concerns about overseas influences.

6-8 minutes

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.

5-7 minutes

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.

6-8 minutes

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.

3-4 minutes

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?

8-10 minutes

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.

4-6 minutes

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.

3-4 minutes

Scotch whisky feels Brexit pinch Conversations

A tariff war, then lockdowns, now Brexit. An industry that supports 40,000 UK jobs faces more uncertainty.

3-4 minutes

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.

3-4 minutes

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.

3-4 minutes

Electric cars: Who owns the customer? Conversations

Where once car manufacturers owned the customer, in the new world of electric vehicles that may no longer be the case. The next move by manufacturers could be decisive.

6-8 minutes

Will foreign investors strike gold? Conversations

There has been a surge of interest in golden visas, which is being welcomed despite concerns about misuse.

4-6 minutes

Thawing the dealmaking freeze Conversations

M&A in North America has been moving at a glacial speed. What will drive a turnaround in 2020?

4-6 minutes

Unlocking the economic power of the unbanked Advisory

Some 1.7 billion adults are without a bank account. With COVID-19 accelerating moves to a cashless society, financial inclusion is key.

6-8 mins

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.

6-8 minutes

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.

4-6 minutes

COVID-19 and real estate: what now for the office? Advisory

With many homes now a workplace, how will commercial property perform when lockdowns lift?

4-6 mins

Private equity hunts for good news as M&A optimism vanishes Advisory

European dealmakers expected 2020 to be rough for M&A but COVID-19 has all but crushed any remaining confidence.

4-6 mins

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.

4-6 minutes

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?

6-8 minutes

Tax the sin or reward the saint? Conversations

From meat tariffs to latte levies, can tax policy build a better society?

6-8 minutes

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?

6-8 minutes

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.

8-12 minutes

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?

7-9 minutes

Five generations – one war for talent Advisory

Five generations working alongside each other. What does that mean for managing talent?

6-10 minutes

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.

4-8 minutes

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?

4-8 minutes

Digitalisation of tax: the dawn of the robo regulator Conversations

Faster assessments, greater accuracy – the arguments are strong. But there are risks and challenges too, as some have already discovered.

12-15 minutes

The biggest change to EU’s VAT in nearly 25 years Conversations

There are fears businesses are unprepared for tougher cross-border sale requirements.

6-10 minutes

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