• Animo Spreads Smiles with NHS Donations

    Animo Associates continually strives to positively impact our local communities as much as we can and we are always looking to support those in need. Recently we were made aware of Thurloe Hogdson, a local Essex resident who, since the start of the first lockdown in March 2020, has been supporting communities by collecting and [...]

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  • The UK takes strides in Green Finance

    The UK has taken strides with its development towards the global Green Finance initiative, thanks to £10m in new funding, as announced by Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan on 15th February 2021. The new UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment will begin in April 2021, with physical roots in London and Leeds opening soon after, [...]

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  • Are you Eligible for UAE Citizenship?

    The UAE has announced ground-breaking news this year, revealing a new initiative to allow non-UAE nationals to obtain Emirati Citizenship and Passports. Reflecting the focus on its diversity and tolerance, the UAE has adopted law amendments that will allow granting Emirati citizenship to investors, specialised talents, and professionals. Under the directive of the President, His [...]

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  • How Has Brexit Affected Europe’s Financial Sector?

    London has long been considered Europe’s leading financial hub with many European Countries having relied on its financial services expertise over the years, and carrying out a majority of their economic activities either directly or indirectly out of London. The UK relies heavily on London’s financial sector – contributing 12% of the UK’s total GDP, [...]

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  • A Quick Guide to VAT for UK Businesses

    What is VAT? Value Added Tax (VAT) is a type of end consumer tax that is generally assessed incrementally. VAT is usually levied on the price of a product or service at each stage of production, distribution, and/or sale to the end customer. Ultimately, it is just the additional charge on goods and services supplied [...]

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  • Why is London an excellent location for business ventures?

    London has always and will most like always be, considered to be one of the worlds key international business hubs. Its sprawling metropolis boasts innovation, venture capitalism and diversity and its convenient time zone and culture allows effortless international relations. London offers businesses – whether they international conglomerates, SME’s or start-ups just beginning their professional [...]

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  • Everything you need to know about the UK-EU trade deal

    After an intensive four year period, and nine months of discussions, a Brexit Trade Deal between the EU and UK was finally agreed upon on 24th December 2020 and approved on the 31st December 2020, not a moment too soon before the transition period came to an end. This meant that trade regulations have been able to [...]

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  • Why is ‘No Deal Brexit’ a big deal?

    On the 31st of December 2020, the transition period will end, and the UK will leave the EU single market and customs union. It is becoming increasingly likely that before this time the UK will not have agreed to a trade deal with the EU, resulting in a No-Deal, ‘Hard’ Brexit. The EU and UK [...]

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  • 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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