World Tourism Day 2019 | Welcome to Amsterdam

By |September 27th, 2019|

Welcome to Amsterdam! To celebrate World Tourism Day 2019, we’ve put together our top tips for exploring our home from home on the continent.  Amsterdam is a beautifully vibrant and historical city. There’s so much to do and discover by just ambling through the beautiful canal-lined streets. We’ve put together [...]

Our New Look

By |July 15th, 2019|

New branding, new us, right? Wrong. We’ve undergone a makeover that better represents who we are, to showcase our experts who are at the heart of everything we do and to celebrate our European values. Our last re-branding was in 2014 and a lot has happened in the last five [...]

Managing Brexit

By |May 1st, 2019|

‘Brexit Day’ was scheduled for March 29th, 2019. Hard to believe now, but some in the UK (though not Accordance!) had made plans for festivities and street parties: bunting was to be unfurled, joy was to be unconfined. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, assured (or warned) the House of Commons [...]

VAT Technology

By |May 1st, 2019|

Technology has found its way into every corner of modern life. Immediacy is all: we swipe and click for everything from pizzas and fashion to romance and enlightenment. There has been a rapid revolution in human networking, communication and economic behaviour. Governments must keep up or be starved of revenue. [...]

At home in Europe

By |April 26th, 2019|

Accordance is a profoundly European business. A majority of our staff are non-British EU nationals; our raison d’etre is to help businesses trade across borders in the EU; our professional focus is on a tax invented in Europe, and which helps fund the European social model; we started out in [...]

The Future of VAT

By |April 26th, 2019|

In the EU, overarching VAT legislation exists in the form of the European VAT Directive (EVD). However, flexibility on some areas of its implementation and interpretation, coupled with member states’ lack of appetite for more than piecemeal reforms mean that the EU’s VAT system is only semi-harmonised. But the European [...]

Value Added Tax

By |April 26th, 2019|

VAT, or Value Added Tax, is a tax on consumers collected by businesses. It was developed in the last century and was widely adopted in Europe from the 1950s onwards. It is the tax most closely associated with the European Union; having VAT is a prerequisite for EU membership. Despite [...]

Women in Tax

By |April 26th, 2019|

Its 2019, and women are no longer a rarity in the tax industry. While a long overdue advance, it’s one we can all celebrate. The world has moved on and we have seen an increase of women forming part of, excelling in, and transforming the financial sector. Yet while there [...]

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