Showing posts with label competition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label competition. Show all posts

Saturday, February 2, 2019

KPMG small business accounting unit bites the dust

After having decided in the wake of Carillion to stop non-audit services to the FTSE 350 clients they are auditing, KPMG has now decided as well to stop the small business offering that was launched in 2014. Clients of the accountancy firm have been receiving letters announcing the move and requesting that they find alternative arrangement for their accounting needs.

KPMG had vowed in 2014 to disrupt the SME market by saying at the time "you can pay us the same as your current accountant but we'll give you more". The market at the time had been skeptical that a  big four firm like KPMG with the overheads they are famous for could be competitive in such a market. And it looks those pundits were right.

No one likes business disruption, but the good news if you have been receiving one of those letters is that we, at TaxAssist Accountants, a firm that focuses on small businesses, are ready to take over your accounting business. We do support Xero and Receipt Bank so your day to day will remain unchanged and your business undisrupted. We will also, in most instances, be able to match the existing KPMG pricing.

So if you are looking for an accountant to replace KPMG, don't hesitate to give us a call at 020 3397 1520 to discuss how TaxAssist can help your business. Our first consultation is always free!

Friday, November 22, 2013

UK moves up 2 notches in tax competitiveness

The UK is climbing the ranks of the most business-friendly tax regimes in the world, behind only three other countries in the western world. Only Ireland, Canada and Denmark beat the UK in Europe and North America, and the UK comes 14th overall, in a table of 189 tax jurisdictions worldwide. According to the newest report from PwC and the World Bank called "Paying Taxes 2014 – The global picture", the British tax system has climbed two places in the last year, surpassing Luxembourg.

On average, UK firms pay 34 per cent of their commercial profit in tax, taking 110 hours per year, and balanced across eight payments. The world average in each case is higher: internationally, companies pay 43.1 per cent of their tax in profits, spread over 26.7 payments, taking 268 hours. In the nine years that the report has been conducted, the amount of tax that firms pay is down nine percentage points on average, the number of hours taken down by 55, and the number of payments lower by seven.