The Guernsey tax team at Grant Thornton aim to provide the island with a premier tax advisory service both to private clients and the Guernsey business community including the investment management industry.
Our corporate investigation, Guernsey liquidation and recovery teams focus on identifying and resolving issues affecting profitability, protecting enterprise value and facilitating a full recovery where possible.
Redundant corporate entities can over complicate group structures and waste thousands of pounds in unnecessary costs each year. 46% of the c.15,500 companies controlled by the FTSE100 are dormant and it is estimated that the average cost of administering dormant companies is between £3,500 and £5,000 per company, per year.
Our Debt Advisory team provides commercial and financial debt advice to corporate entities and public sector bodies in a range of sectors. Our engagements include advice on stand-alone transactions and solutions or as part of an integrated business plan, in both the project and corporate arenas.
For companies challenged by under-performance we work with management teams, shareholders, lenders and other stakeholders to implement financial restructuring solutions creating a stable platform for business turnaround.
Strategic performance reviews analyse the key drivers of performance improvement. Our specialists utilise a framework to evaluate financial and operational options and to identify solutions for businesses and their stakeholders.
According to the World Economic Outlook (WEO) report issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in October 2023, and based on economic conditions that currently exist in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Haiti, these countries are now considered to be hyperinflationary from 31 December 2023.
The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (Insolvency) (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 (the “Ordinance”) and the Companies (Guernsey) (Insolvency Rules) Regulations, 2022 (the “Insolvency Rules”) are due to come into operation on 1 January 2023, following regulations made today by the Committee for Economic Development (the “Committee”).
Non-UK resident companies which are subject to UK Corporate Tax (“UKCT”) through their UK property rental business should now be fairly well adjusted to this tax regime, having transitioned away from the Non-Resident Landlord system from April 2020.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued amendments to IAS 1 ‘Presentation of Financial Statements’ that aim to improve disclosures about long-term debt with covenants for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2024, with early adoption being permissible.