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13 minutes | 5 days ago
What's next for retail?
In this episode of Crowe Casts we are joined once again by our Partner and Head of Retail Jeremy Cooper, along with Rob Janering our Director of VAT.Since our last retail podcast back in October last year, there has been significant changes in the sector, from the UK entering a third lockdown, our exit from the EU, and now the wonderful sight of seeing shops and restaurants across the UK re-open their doors this week. Listen as Jeremy and Rob help you understand some important new changes coming into effect in the coming months, what the future may look like for the sector and what you can be doing now to prepare.
17 minutes | 11 days ago
Living accommodation benefits and Representative Occupier exemption
In this episode of Crowe Casts, you will hear from Andy Hamman, a director in Crowe’s Employment Tax Advisory Group along with Robin Newman, one of Crowe’s employment Tax specialists.Here they discuss the changes to accommodation benefits and how it will affect employers who provide living accommodation. This has until recently been treated as exempt from tax under a non-statutory concession but has just been withdrawn by HMRC. What are the details of the changes? What are the exemptions? and what do those affected need to do? Listen now to find out more.
14 minutes | 19 days ago
Fraud Cast - Episode 4
Our FraudCast series takes a look at the latest fraud and cybercrime news and trends from across the industry with Partner and Head of Forensics Jim Gee. In this fourth episode, of our monthly FraudCast series, Jim Gee discusses the details of the latest crime statistics and a cost-effective way of protecting yourself and your business, news about the Criminal Finances Act 2017, and the Corporate Criminal Offence for the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. In addition, he will discuss what’s been happening in the pensions sector concerning fraud. Listen now to find out what to watch out for and how to keep you and your organisation protected.
11 minutes | a month ago
The Lifecycle of a Partner - Part one
In this episode of Crowe Casts, you will hear from our Tax Partner, Nicky Owen, as she speaks openly about what to expect when becoming a Partner. In this first part of her three-part series on the lifecycle of a Partner, Nicky speaks candidly about what you should expect when you first become a partner. Drawing on her own experience she talks through the questions that may be going through your mind – and more importantly, what questions you should be asking. Listen now as Nicky shows how becoming a Partner can be both exciting and daunting, as she helps you to prepare for this new stage in your career.
34 minutes | a month ago
International Women's Day Special
We are now a year into the global COVID-19 crisis and data indicates that women at work have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Research across the UK, US, and Canada reveal women are twice as likely as men to lose their job or have their working hours reduced during the pandemic. In this special International Women’s Day episode of Crowe Casts, we are joined by Loreta Calero CEO and Partner at Crowe Advisory Madrid, Spain, Susan Hodkinson COO, and Partner at Crowe Soberman, Canada, Rebecca Durrant Partner and National Head of Private Clients at Crowe UK and Lynda Dupont-Blackshaw Global Marketing Director at Crowe Global, as they discuss the shift change they are seeing in gender equality and the lasting impact COVID-19 may have on business and mental health in the future. Listen now to hear from these exceptional female leaders as we all #ChooseToChallenge this International Women’s Day
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Budget 2021 Special
Three part plan: to protect jobs, keep business afloat and help families.The Chancellor’s Budget speech, delivered in the continuing pandemic, focused on protecting jobs. He presented a compelling if vague picture of the UK as a scientific superpower but there were few unexpected announcements on tax.In the special episode of Crowe Casts our Partners, Jane MacKay (Head of Tax) Laurence Field (Corporate and International Tax Partner), Rebecca Durrant (National Head of Private Clients) and Robert Marchant (National Head of Corporate VAT), discuss the impact the Chancellor's statement is likely to have on business and individuals.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
In this episode of Crowe Casts, you will hear from our Corporate Tax Partner, Stuart Weekes, who discusses the importance of Innovation in business.Looking at some of the outstanding innovations that have taken place in record time, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Stuart discusses the importance of innovation and the three key areas he believes it supports in business.Listen as Stuart advises on why you should increase innovation in your company and how to access funding now, to help support your R&D.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Women in Business - with Helen Tonks
Our new Women in Business series explores the connection between diversity and business growth. In each episode, our National Head of Private Clients, and Crowe UK’s Women’s Empowerment Programme lead, Rebecca Durrant, interviews exceptional women in business, taking a deeper dive into their lives and careers. In this latest episode, Rebecca is joined by the Managing Director of multi award-winning business Hydraulics Online, Helen Tonks.Rebecca and Helen discuss the ups and downs of running a family business, the challenges faced throughout 2020, as well as Helen’s passion for supporting people in education and young enterprise initiatives – all while raising her six children! Listen to see how this exceptional Woman in Business has succeeded and seen her business grow.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Pre-Budget Planning for Private Clients
With the Spring Budget only a few weeks away, the Chancellor is under increased pressure to not only support businesses through the on-going COVID-19 pandemic but also replace the £billions already paid out. In this latest episode of Crowe Casts, our National Head of Private Clients, Rebecca Durrant, and Private Clients Partner Nick Latimer, discuss some of the proposed tax changes ahead of the Budget, from Capital Gains Tax increases to Pension relief or even a one-off solidarity payment, and what these might mean for you and your business. Listen to find out what our specialists think is likely to be announced and what you should be doing ahead of 3 March. Note: This episode was recorded on 19 January 2021. Since recording HMRC have announced that penalties for 2019/20 tax returns will not be charged for tax returns submitted online by 28 February 2021.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Women in Business
Our new Women in Business series explores the connection between diversity and business growth. In each episode, our National Head of Private Clients, and UK’s Women’s Empowerment Programme lead, Rebecca Durrant, will interview exceptional women in business, taking a deeper dive into their lives and careers. In this episode, Rebecca is joined by Lucy Noon who has spent her career working in the hospitality and food industry and has recently set up her own marketing consultancy. Rebecca and Lucy discuss the challenges Lucy faced in setting up her own business – including having spent over 50% of its existence in lockdown – the stigma faced by female entrepreneurs, and what business advice she has been giving her clients throughout the global pandemic. Listen to see how this exceptional Women in Business has succeeded and is helping her clients to do the same.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Retail and Insolvency
In this episode of Crowe Casts, Jeremy Cooper, Partner and Head of Retail at Crowe, is joined by our Partner and Head of Recovery Solutions Mark Newman, as they discuss the recent news of the demise of Arcadia Group and administration of Debenhams. With the retail sector continuing to be disproportionately affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a ‘game of two halves’ with some retailers seeing a surge in online shopping, while many retailers – large and small - are struggling with supply chains, rent costs, as well as a decline in sales. Listen, as Jeremy and Mark advise you on actions to take now if you are worried about the future of your retail business.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
A focus on IR35
In this special episode of Crowe Casts, you will hear from our Partner and Head of Share Plans and Employment Tax Caroline Harwood as she is joined by our employment tax specialists Andy Hamman and Nick Irvin, as well as our Tax Resolutions Partner, John Cassidy, to discuss the changes to the IR35 legislation from April 2021. IR35 is a piece of legislation that allows HMRC to collect additional payment where a contractor is an employee in all but name. In this ‘special focus’ episode of Crowe Cast, our panel will cover all you need to know about the changes to the IR35 rules from April 2021, from the basics through to more detailed scenario planning. Offering top tips, key tasks to carry out now, as well as the consequences of getting things wrong - listen now, as the panel help you have the confidence and security of knowing what you should be doing. You can also find out more about IR35 on our new hub https://www.crowe.com/uk/croweuk/insights/ir35-journey/
15 minutes | 5 months ago
In this episode of Crowe Casts, you will hear from our VAT and Customs Duty Partner, Rob Marchant and Tax Partner Simon Crookston, as they discuss the importance of understanding tax risks (also known as Tax Integrity) within your business. Ensuring that there is tax integrity within your business is critical and reflects the wider changing climate in which businesses and tax advisors now operate. Over the last few years HMRC’s powers have increased with the introduction of new information and data gathering powers and with the greater use of technology to identify those people and organisations who are understating and underpaying their tax liability.Listen as Rob and Simon discuss DAC6, Corporate Criminal Offence, and how tax processes and controls have increasingly become an area of focus for our clients, demonstrating that tax is a mainstream topic.
13 minutes | 5 months ago
In this episode of Crowe Casts, you will hear from our Tax Partner, Nicky Owen, who will discuss the importance of Tax Planning. Your tax planning will be dependent on where you are in your journey or cycle of life. Are you just starting out a well-established career, growing a family, are your children flying the nest, or perhaps you're thinking about retiring or are already retired. Tax planning enables you to maximize the funds available to you and your family. You can plan for the future. Think about strategy, structure, and security in your financial affairs.Listen as Nicky talks you through some basic tax planning so that you have the confidence and security of knowing what you should be doing.
28 minutes | 6 months ago
FraudCast Series - Episode 3
Our FraudCast series takes a look at the latest fraud and cybercrime news and trends from across the industry with Partner and Head of Forensics Jim Gee. Each FraudCast will include some commentary on the latest fraud and cybercrime news, an interview with a leading forensics specialist, and a discussion about a controversial subject In this third episode, of our monthly fraudcast series, Jim gee discusses the on-going fraud investigations into the bounce back loans scheme, with annual reports and accounts highlighting a potential cost to the government and taxpayers of £15 billion to £26 billion – an enormous sum. Jim also examines the huge spike in cybercrime, resulting from cyber criminals trying to exploit the current COVOD-19 health and economic emergency. For this month’s specialist interview, Jim is joined by Jonathan Tickner, who is a partner and head of commercial litigation and civil fraud for Peters and Peters a leading firm of lawyers specialising in financial crime. Having previously worked together to protect the UK national health service against fraud, where they recovered over 40 million Sterling. Jonathan reflects on some of his most interesting cases , what he thinks the private sector can do to help the government recover some of its ‘Covid Cash’ losses, as well as what he thinks the future holds in terms of fraud and financial crime.
13 minutes | 6 months ago
Brexit: Online retailers
In this episode of Crowe Casts we are joined once again by our Partner and Head of Retail Jeremy Cooper, along with Rob Janering our Director of VAT. With just under three months before Brexit’s transitional arrangements are due to end, Jeremy and Rob discuss some of the VAT reforms coming into effect as of 1 January and 1 July 2021 which online retailers need to start planning for now! Do you have Economic Operator Registration Identification (EORI) numbers in both the UK and EU? Have you determined if the new LVCR rules in the UK and EU will apply to your products? Listen to understand the changes coming into effect, how they could affect your business and what actions to take now to be prepared
37 minutes | 6 months ago
What is Financial planning?
In this episode of Crowe Casts, you will hear from Julian Hanrahan, a Director for Crowe Financial Planning UK Limited who are independent whole-of-market financial advisors. Financial planning helps you make smart decisions about your money so you can achieve your goals in life. If you have never used a financial advisor before, the process to select the right one can be a little daunting. You will want to know exactly what they do and how they can help you. You may already be using a financial advisor, or have in the past and want to be sure you are asking the right questions. Listen as Julian talks you through what you need to know to help you ask the right questions to decide on the right financial advisor for you.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
The future of Manufacturing
In this episode of Crowe Casts we are joined once again by our Head of Manufacturing and Chairman of the ICAEW’s Manufacturing Community Johnathan Dudley, with special guest, Steve Morley, President of the Confederation of British Metalforming.The UK manufacturing sector was already facing significant challenges before the global coronavirus pandemic, with the impact of Brexit undoubtedly affecting all sectors, but in particular manufacturing. Johnathan and Steve discuss the future of manufacturing, looking at some of the biggest impacts on the sector over the past six months and what they think is in store for the sector in the future, highlighting results from Crowe’s 2019 Manufacturing Outlook report, as Crowe prepares to launch this year’s survey. Listen as they discuss, COVID-19, Brexit, greener technologies and their key positives for the sector in 2021.
14 minutes | 6 months ago
The future of retail
In this episode of Crowe Casts, we are joined by Jeremy Cooper, Partner and Head of Retail at Crowe, as he discusses the latest impacts on the retail sector and gives advice on safeguarding the future of your retail business. With the on-going effects of COVID-19, the launch of the Job Support Scheme, and the introduction of a points based immigration system on the horizon as a result of Brexit – retailers have a lot to plan and prepare for… and did we mention it’s less than 100 days until Christmas?!Listen, as Jeremy advises you on how to prepare, plan and take action to help support the retail sector and your retail business into 2021 and beyond
24 minutes | 7 months ago
FraudCast Series - Episode two
Our FraudCast series takes a look at the latest fraud and cybercrime news and trends from across the industry with Partner and Head of Forensics Jim Gee. Each FraudCast will include some commentary on the latest fraud and cybercrime news, an interview with a leading forensics specialist and a discussion about a controversial subject In this second episode, of our new monthly FraudCast series, Jim Gee discusses the current spike in fraud across the UK, including the recent cyber-attacks affecting Universities and the newly highlighted Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud cases. For this month’s specialist interview, Jim is joined by Rodger Cook, Regional Security Director at World Travel Protection, and previously a senior security manager at gold mines in Zambia, Indonesia and Madagascar. Mines are always in remote places and they are some of the most difficult contexts in which to counter fraud, bribery and corruption. They discuss their work in protecting the Mining Industry from ongoing fraud and security risks.
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