Business consulting services
Our business consulting services can help you improve your operational performance and productivity, adding value throughout your growth life cycle.
Business process solutions
We can help you identify, understand and manage potential risks to safeguard your business and comply with regulatory requirements.
Business risk services
The relationship between a company and its auditor has changed. Organisations must understand and manage risk and seek an appropriate balance between risk and opportunities.
As organisations become increasingly dependent on digital technology, the opportunities for cyber criminals continue to grow.
Forensic and investigation services
At Grant Thornton, we have a wealth of knowledge in forensic services and can support you with issues such as dispute resolution, fraud and insurance claims.
Mergers and acquisitions
Globalisation and company growth ambitions are driving an increase in M&A activity worldwide. We work with entrepreneurial businesses in the mid-market to help them assess the true commercial potential of their planned acquisition and understand how the purchase might serve their longer- term strategic goals.
Recovery and reorganisation
Workable solutions to maximise your value and deliver sustainable recovery
Transactional advisory services
We can support you throughout the transaction process – helping achieve the best possible outcome at the point of the transaction and in the longer term.
We provide a wide range of services to recovery and reorganisation professionals, companies and their stakeholders.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of global accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for the preparation of public company financial statements. At Grant Thornton, our IFRS advisers can help you navigate the complexity of financial reporting from IFRS 1 to IFRS 17 and IAS 1 to IAS 41.
Audit quality monitoring
Having a robust process of quality control is one of the most effective ways to guarantee we deliver high-quality services to our clients.
Global audit technology
We apply our global audit methodology through an integrated set of software tools known as the Voyager suite.
Corporate and business tax
Our trusted teams can prepare corporate tax files and ruling requests, support you with deferrals, accounting procedures and legitimate tax benefits.
Direct international tax
Our teams have in-depth knowledge of the relationship between domestic and international tax laws.
Global mobility services
Through our global organisation of member firms, we support both companies and individuals, providing insightful solutions to minimise the tax burden for both parties.
Indirect international tax
Using our finely tuned local knowledge, teams from our global organisation of member firms help you understand and comply with often complex and time-consuming regulations.
Innovation and investment incentives
Dynamic businesses must continually innovate to maintain competitiveness, evolve and grow. Valuable tax reliefs are available to support innovative activities, irrespective of your tax profile.
Private client services
Our solutions include dealing with emigration and tax mitigation on the income and capital growth of overseas assets.
The laws surrounding transfer pricing are becoming ever more complex, as tax affairs of multinational companies are facing scrutiny from media, regulators and the public
Tax policies are constantly evolving and there are a number of complex changes on the horizon that could significantly affect your business.
UK government proposes referendum on EU membership
The United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron, today set out a path by which the country could leave the European Union by 2017.
With the eurozone in a recession that is now forecast to last throughout 2013, he said holding a referendum immediately would offer the British people a “false choice” when Europe was going through a time of such fundamental change. Instead he proposed reform and renegotiating the membership Treaty, promising to campaign to stay in the EU with all his “heart and soul”.
The speech caused a stir across the English Channel. The French and German foreign ministers suggested that the UK would not be able to ‘cherry pick’ what elements of membership it wanted, with the former telling British businesses that France would “roll out the red carpet” for them should their country leave the EU.
Perhaps the key figure in the upcoming debate, Angela Merkel, said she would listen to British wishes but warned that any deal would have to be a fair compromise. There was support for Mr. Cameron in the Netherlands, where he was praised for “framing the debate sharply”, but Sweden, another free-market ally, was more circumspect, its foreign minister saying too much flexibility would lead to a European “mess”.
Business leaders seem equally divided. Some larger business chiefs are worried that the uncertainty over the referendum risks complicating longer term decisions, making the UK a less attractive place to do business. However, he received backing from the Confederation of British Industry, whilst a survey of smaller businesses found that almost half backed renegotiation, although only 12% wanted to leave.
Of course, the UK Conservative party may not win the next general election but the speech opens a new chapter in the history of the EU. No state has ever left. Indeed no state has ever held a referendum on leaving, although in 1975 the UK held a referendum on withdrawal from the EU’s predecessor – the European Economic Community (the EEC). 67.2% of voters chose to stay in.
Polls suggest it would be a lot closer this time around.