Free trade agreements – Six month progress report

By Schofield Sweeney LLP | 9 July 2021

Six months on from the EU-UK trade deal coming into force, what progress has been made with agreeing trade deals with the UK’s non-EU trading partners? Rollover agreements Before leaving the EU, the UK was party to approximately 40 trade deals that the EU had negotiated with more than 70 countries. Although the UK is…

Important EU VAT changes for online sales

By Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants | 9 July 2021

Complying with EU VAT changes from 1 July  What is the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS)? E-commerce businesses trading to customers (B2C) in the European Union (EU) will see new VAT rules due to be introduced from 1 July 2021. On 1st January 2021, the sale of goods from UK businesses to customers in the…

Investing in people and pipes for a greener, fairer future

By Yorkshire Business Editor | 3 December 2020

Build back better ‘Build back better’ is a phrase that has been used a lot in recent months, as we look for imaginative ways of recovering from the seismic economic shock of 2020. The phrase implies that recovery policies need to have a central focus on well-being and inclusiveness, as well as a strong environmental…

Working in harmony

By Yorkshire Business Editor | 3 December 2020

In the current challenging climate for the arts, international law firm Pinsent Masons has announced a second year of support for Opera North’s award-winning music education programme In Harmony Opera North. While recognising the individual and social benefits of the programme on the lives of over 1,800 pupils in Leeds, Pinsent Masons was also impressed…

The earthy side of law

By Yorkshire Business Editor | 3 December 2020

We spoke to Craig Burman, Partner and Head of the Environmental and Regulatory team at Schofield Sweeney LLP, to discuss waste, Brexit, climate change and the year that has changed us forever. What was your route into law? For as long as I can remember, I have loved houses. It’s a good job too, because…

Expansion for Marketing Agency despite Covid uncertainties

By Yorkshire Business Editor | 20 November 2020

Full Service Marketing Agency Keane Creative has seen both client and employee growth in recent months despite ongoing uncertainties from the pandemic. The Yorkshire based agency, with a regional and national client base, has recently added to their portfolio with 2 new clients from London and the south of the country. Following a recommendation from…

How Businesses can Take Back Control of their Outgoings

By Yorkshire Business Editor | 19 November 2020

National restrictions continue to significantly affect businesses across the country. While non-essential retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have had to temporarily close during lockdown, those businesses which are still operating will also have been heavily affected by the pandemic. As such, there is an enormous pressure on businesses’ financial situation. They may be juggling reduced…

CityFibre: enabling a digital revolution across Yorkshire

By Yorkshire Business Editor | 7 October 2020

One of the biggest takeaways from months of national lockdown has been the critical importance of digital connectivity in keeping businesses running and consumers connected. From virtual meetings and exercise classes, to online shopping and catching up with friends and family, we have been utterly dependent on technology to provide a socially-distanced gateway to normal…