Corporate Finance & Tax

Issues related to corporate finance dominate today’s fast-moving and increasingly globalised business world. They include everything from the impact of changes in global and local economies on a company’s strategic decisions about where to base its headquarters or a regional office or launch a new operation, through the often contentious topic of corporate taxation, to the day-to-day detail of banking, foreign exchange and employee pensions. Read more

Corporate finance will be one of the main factors influencing a business’s location (or relocation) strategy and its decisions to deploy international assignees to an overseas destination, relocate individual employees, or carry out a group move. For this reason, HR global mobility managers and those providing professional relocation services, as well as global managers and corporate relocation experts, need a broad understanding of a range of corporate finance topics.

With that in mind, this section provides coverage of the full spectrum of corporate financial topics relevant to both large and small companies, through articles, news, tools and other resources.

Our Employee Finance  and UK Banking  sections contain a wealth of practical financial guidance for international assignees, relocating employees, and trailing spouses, partners and family members. They are essential reading for employers, too. Our Directory  gives details of relocation specialists and suppliers in the global mobility industry who can provide bespoke professional support in the areas of corporate and employee finance.

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Latest Corporate Finance News

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Pound buoyed by services sector bounce

The UK’s service sector bounced back in May, leading to a sharp rise in the pound against the dollar and Euro. Commentators suggest GDP growth could recover in the second quarter as a result.

Latest Tax News

Working within IR35 tax reform

Hays and Qdos launch tool for working within IR35 reform

Working within IR35 reforms since they came into for in April has been a question that has arisen for many contractors within the UK. Qdos Contractor and Hays launch a new tool to work with the reform.
HR directors concerned over potential extension of IR35 rules over the private sector

HR directors expect IR35 rules to extend to private sector

Majority of human resource directors are expecting IR35 rules to extend from the public sector to the private sector, which could impact on UK firms competiveness, a report by Green Park suggests.
HS2 contracts have been announced

Concerns for HS2 contractors over IR35 reform

Major construction contracts have been awarded for the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham. Concerns have been raised that IR35 reforms could risk contractors’ involvement in the project.

Foreign Exchange

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Theresa May to ask MPs for snap general election

UK prime minister Theresa May will ask parliament tomorrow to approve a motion calling for a general election on 8 June, three years ahead of schedule.
Chinese Yuan

China’s ‘one-off’ devaluation is quickly followed by another

A day after China announced a "one-off depreciation" of the yuan's value against the dollar, the People's Bank of China stunned the world’s financial markets on Wednesday by devaluing their currency for a second consecutive day.

Economic Background

Pound coins and five pound notes

Pound buoyed by services sector bounce

The UK’s service sector bounced back in May, leading to a sharp rise in the pound against the dollar and Euro. Commentators suggest GDP growth could recover in the second quarter as a result.
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Trump’s Iran decision poses dilemma for businesses

Businesses face tough questions following President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and impose ‘with-us-or-against-us’ sanctions.
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Services recover from ‘beast from the east’ battering

Growth in the UK’s all-important services sector picked up again in April after a poor showing the previous month because of a wintry storm dubbed ‘The Beast from the East’.

Financial

Financial services

Brexit: what lies ahead for the UK’s financial services?

As politicians argue about single markets and transition periods, banks and insurers are having to make tough calls about where and how they do business post-Brexit. We take a deeper look.
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