Finance Monthly | Gender Pay Gap Reporting: An Opportunity, Not An Obligation

By |August 13th, 2019|

Gender Pay Gap reporting has made the headlines again this year. While some news was positive, on the whole there was no real significant improvement between 2017-18 and 2018-19. According to Lucy Franklin, Managing Director of Accordance VAT, this is disappointing, and has prompted responses ranging from outrage about the [...]

Accordance VAT pilots four-day working week

By |July 11th, 2019|

Tax consultancy Accordance VAT is piloting a compressed four-day working week for its 140 staff in Brighton in order to improve employee wellbeing and work-life balance. The six-week pilot started on 1 July 2019 and will run until 9 August, followed by a second trial phase from 12 August 2019. Employee volunteers will [...]

International Accounting Bulletin | Businesses Unprepared for Major EU VAT Overhaul

By |June 21st, 2019|

New research by Accordance reveals that some 78% of European businesses are unaware of the upcoming EU Four VAT ‘Quick Fixes’ legislation, and less than half (48%) are ready to manage the changes they will bring. Similarly, despite 58% of financial decision makers believing their companies will be affected by [...]

Financial Director | No deal is back on the table, but businesses are unprepared

By |June 21st, 2019|

All businesses that conduct overseas trade should take steps to prepare for a no deal Brexit, says Rob Janering, associate director at consultancy Accordance. The UK finds itself once again in the grip of an election – although this time, it is a contest whose procedures are only open to [...]

The International Accountant | VAT compliance in the EU

By |June 6th, 2019|

Rob Janering explores the impact of real time reporting and digitisation on VAT compliance in the EU. At the time of writing this article, there has been a flurry of stories published that detail how Europe is continuing to struggle with the “VAT gap”. The VAT gap represents the difference [...]

Accountancy Age | “Fundamental attitudes to taxation have changed since the credit crunch”

By |May 30th, 2019|

Lucy Franklin, MD of Accordance VAT, tells Accountancy Age why Europe still matters, what she thinks of the changing role of the accountant, and why flexible working is so important. Lucy Franklin became managing director of Accordance VAT earlier this year, at a time when the country faces Brexit uncertainty [...]

We Are The City | Inspirational Woman: Lucy Franklin | Managing Director, Accordance VAT

By |April 15th, 2019|

Lucy’s vision for Accordance VAT puts people at its heart – to harness its experts at every level of the business, enabling people to reach their potential, and facilitating business growth through their empowerment. Bringing over 20 years of managerial experience to the role, her strategic thinking and knowledge of [...]

International Accountant | Turn the unknown into an opportunity

By |April 8th, 2019|

Rob Janering advises on how you can prepare for and manage the Brexit process from a VAT perspective. UK politics and business are changing at a rate of knots. At the time of writing, the UK’s future relationship with the EU is unclear, and the shape of our future VAT [...]

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