• A budding opportunity for the CBD industry

    The CBD industry recently received the boost it’s been waiting for as the European Union’s Highest Court officially ruled that it is not a narcotic. The announcement authoritatively stated; “A Member State may not prohibit the marketing of cannabidiol (CBD) lawfully produced in another Member State when it is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant [...]

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  • What is the Green Industrial Revolution?

    Boris Johnson – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, recently announced his new 10-point-plan for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’. His new plan will be centred around the UK’s industrial heartlands – the North of England, the Midlands, Scotland, and Wales with ambitions to generate 250,000 new jobs in these areas in the carbon capture, electric […]

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  • Why does your business need strategic business management support and corporate services?

    Every credible and successful business will require business management support in some form over their lifetime. Companies are often then faced with a few choices, to ensure they are optimising operations; either hire an in-house team, outsource each service from a third-party provider, or hire an all-encompassing entity, such as a Corporate Service Provider to [...]

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  • COVID rules are changing again – the new Lockdown restrictions you should be aware of

    On the 31st of October, just two weeks after the last update on COVID restrictions, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced another change to England’s Coronavirus precautionary restrictions. These restrictions only apply to England, while the other members of the United Kingdom remain under different restrictions, enforced by their own local governance. The Prime Minister has [...]

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  • Why are Double Taxation Agreements useful for Businesses?

    A Double Taxation Agreement is a treaty acknowledged by two countries to protect residents who conduct business operations between two locations against the risk of double taxation where the same income tax is liable in both locations. These agreements allow businesses to operate between these two locations without paying excessive taxes, providing certainty for cross-border [...]

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  • The COVID rules are changing again!

    Yesterday, on the 12th October 2020, the Prime Minister; Boris Johnson, announced to the House of Commons a new set of restrictions that will be placed on England as of the 14th October 2020. The new restrictions will see England being divided into three separate tiers, based on the rate of infection and the rise [...]

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  • Introducing Animo UK – The Royal Asset

    At Amino Associates, we are fortunate to have the advantage of being based worldwide in various international offices. Over the next week we will be posting a series of insights, reintroducing each location individually and the multiple advantages it brings to our company. To start off our ‘Introducing’ series, we would like to proudly present [...]

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  • UK Government Autumn Statement

    The first Autumn Budget was delivered this week amidst immense pressure to deliver something ‘spectacular’ and with some deeming it to be a ‘make or break’ Budget for the Chancellor. Some of the announcements were expected, a number of new measures announced were rather surprising.

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  • Making Tax Digital – Update July 2017

    The UK Budget 2015 introduced the Making Tax Digital (‘MTD’) initiative and outlined HMRC’s vision of transforming the UK tax system by executing it via a digitalised platform. Whilst intended to come into force in April 2018, there was widespread concern amongst business owners, professionals and governing bodies in respect of the pace and scale of changes being introduced.

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  • The Treasury recently announced the introduction of a second Finance Bill for 2017 to legislate for provisions which were dropped in the earlier bill in light of the UK General Election. It has provided a list of provisions deemed to take effect from the beginning of the current tax year, allowing advisers to provide taxpayers with some measure of certainty.

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