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Back to the office

Anthony Davies, Tax Partner at MHA Carpenter Box, discusses the tax relief available to help businesses get their office space ready for the ‘new normal’....

Funding growth through asset-based lending

A survey by banking giant Santander reported in March that business confidence is at its highest for three years with businesses looking to grow at home and overseas. Yet funding growth can be a real challenge for COVID-affected businesses, and many are turning to asset-based...

Making a comeback

Employment law expert Simon Bellm considers a sensitive issue: can employees reluctant to attend the workplace because of Covid-related reasons be required to do so?...

VW T-Cross

The demand for compact crossover SUVs remains strong and here is VW’s entry into that market. The T-Cross is effectively a taller, chunkier-looking Polo and rides on the same MQB platform, uses the same three-cylinder engines and is built in the same Spanish factory...

VW Passat

The Passat has always had an identity problem. Where does it fit into the sector? To me, it’s always been a little nondescript - not quite an Audi and not quite a VW. It never quite fitted in with its contemporaries, the Skoda Superb or the Vauxhall Insignia or higher...

Cultivating winning cultures: A leader’s guide

Organisational Culture is a set of behaviours and practices that become the norm. By repetition of these “habits”, our experiences, activities and values become ingrained. Distinctive patterns help us differentiate between organisations. According to international...

Spring clean your systems

As we move through the first half of 2021 many of us will be feeling the need to spring clean or revamp, may it be our homes, gardens or lifestyle. But the spring cleaning notion can also extend to our working systems. This is also emphasised by our move towards what has...

Trading to Xcess

Platinum sat down with The Apprentice star, Debra Barr to find out what she did following the programme with her company Xcess Trading, and how they have fared over the tumultuous last year...

Continued Covid support measures from the Budget

The Chancellor had a difficult task in this Spring Budget: to indicate how he might balance the Government’s books in the future, while still having to pay out huge sums to support the economy. He said that he would continue to provide ‘whatever it takes’...

A new super deduction

by Sam Jones, Corporate Tax Senior Manager, Kreston Reeves...

The Starling

Listening to Anne Boden speak, you realise she is miles away from the stereotype banking CEO but then l guess that’s the point – as far away as her Starling bank is from traditional banking. By Maarten Hoffmann...

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