THE NEW EUROPEAN | EU cooperation is more important than ever. We need a Brexit delay

By |April 6th, 2020|

We’re living through a situation that almost no one saw coming, and no one was prepared for. I’m not going to use this article to throw my voice behind the chorus of recriminations or celebrations of different nations’ measures for dealing with the pandemic. Only time will tell who managed [...]

Accountancy Daily | Covid-19: EU Tax Authority tracker monitors cross-border VAT changes

By |March 31st, 2020|

As EU governments make rapid changes to VAT reporting and payment schedules in light of the coronavirus pandemic, tax authorities across member states are taking very different approaches, with complex schemes with disparate qualifying criteria, payment deferrals and some taking no action as yet Many tax authorities across Europe have [...]

NBCC | VAT Measures for companies taken by NL and UK Government

By |March 30th, 2020|

Our Director of Professional Services Andy Spencer has been lending his expertise to the NBCC  and their members in recent weeks, advising businesses about the latest VAT measures taken by the Dutch and UK Governments in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European [...]

Bloomberg Tax | INSIGHT: U.K. VAT and the Unpredictable Times Ahead

By |March 12th, 2020|

Chairman Nicholas Hallam considers the implications of changes to VAT on businesses and consumers in his most recent article featured on Bloomberg Tax. The U.K. government has announced significant changes to how value-added tax (VAT) will be treated in the post-transition period—notably the removal of postponed accounting for import VAT. [...]

International Tax Review | Suppliers adapt to achieve VAT benefits of EU call-off stock rules

By |March 12th, 2020|

"Companies are changing the way they manage call-off stock, supply chains, transportation documents and VAT identification to ensure they can benefit from the EU’s VAT “quick fixes”." This is the start to a recent article in International Tax Review. Our VAT Consultant Russell Hughes quotes within the article; “It means [...]

Food Ingredients First | Brexit Transition Pains

By |March 4th, 2020|

VAT Consultant Russell Hughes discusses Brexit transition pains for businesses in the food and beverage industry. Experts flag higher costs and “inevitable” bottlenecks amid trade policy revisions Since officially exiting the EU on January 31, the UK remains in a “transition period”. It keeps it affixed to both the EU’s [...]

euobserver | Boris’ Brexit bluff? UK will resist alignment to the end

By |February 19th, 2020|

Chairman Nick Hallam discusses Boris' Brexit bluff. Casting his opinion on how the UK will resist alignment to the end and our relationship with the EU. Boris Johnson has always tried to keep Brexit conceptually simple - hence the slogans 'Take Back Control' and 'Get Brexit Done' Brexit is done. That's [...]

International Tax Review | MNEs frustrated with Poland’s SAF-T Changes

By |February 6th, 2020|

VAT Director Rob Janering comments on the SAF-T changes in Poland at International Tax Review. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are struggling to manage the string of changes being implemented in Poland and elsewhere in the European Union (EU). On April 1 2020, large taxpayers will be required to submit an extended SAF-T [...]

The New European | Why I’m giving my staff black armbands for Brexit Day

By |January 31st, 2020|

Accordance VAT chief Lucy Franklin explains why her firm is marking Brexit Day with a symbol of pro-EU unity. After three years of uncertainty, appalling rhetoric and delays, today is the day millions of us hoped would not come to pass. Despite the best efforts of UK politicians, MEPs, business [...]

Business Leader Magazine | CEO in Focus

By |January 30th, 2020|

Lucy Franklin is CEO of Brighton-based Accordance, a company aiming to become Europe's leading VAT provider. She talks to BLM about her ambitions in addition to her innovative staff well being initiatives. Can you tell us about Accordance and what it does? Accordance is an international tech-enabled compliance and consulting [...]

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