23 March, 2018

European Commission introduces tough tax laws for digital business

The European Commission has proposed rules to ensure that companies conducting business digitally in the European Union are paying their fair share of tax. Under the p...
European Union, EU

13 March, 2018

EU: new transparency rules for tax advisers agreed

New transparency rules for intermediaries—such as tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers, who design and promote tax-planning schemes for their clients—have been agreed by EU member states. ...
fintech, financial technology, EU, euro, global currencies

12 March, 2018

EU launches fintech action plan to support business

The European Commission has introduced a financial technology action plan in a bid to become a centre of innovation for new technologies. It aims to increase cybersecurity and ensure integrity, and de...
chancellor, Philip Hammond

9 March, 2018

CBI: Brexit deal must avoid ‘cliff edge’ for financial services

A Brexit deal that fails to include UK financial services is "like building a ship with no sails", according to the deputy director general of the Confederation of British Industry. Josh Hardie was...
regulation, corporate governance

23 February, 2018

Which direction for corporate governance?

Over the past few decades, corporate governance has shifted from the wings to a prominent, centre-stage position, evolving against a backdrop of increasingly global business, a growing n...
steel plant, heavy industry, EU, Romania

19 February, 2018

Heavy industry in EU faces steeper cuts to CO2 emissions

The European Parliament has passed a law to accelerate cuts in CO2 emissions by industries that are subject to the trading bloc’s emissions trading scheme (ETS). Under the scheme, European compan...

5 February, 2018

EU lawmakers back plans for greater CO2 cuts in key sectors

The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed laws proposed by the European Commission for drastic CO2 emission cuts in the transport, farming, building and waste sectors. Emissions ...
trade secrets, trade secrets directive

27 January, 2018

Gearing up for the EU Trade Secrets Directive

EU member states have until 9 June 2018 to implement the 
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

22 January, 2018

European Commission proposes new VAT reforms

New rules to give EU member states more flexibility to set VAT rates have been proposed by the European Commission. The EU's common VAT rules—agreed by all member states in 1992—are out of date...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

8 December, 2017

Deal reached between EU and UK on phase one of Brexit issues

A deal has been reached between the EU and the UK on key “phase one” Brexit issues, with agreement thrashed out on the rights of EU citizens, the divorce bill and the Northern Ireland/Ireland bord...