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COVID-19 SME Business Supports Matrix Tracker May 2020 212.73 KB

Applications for the Restart Grant s now open and can be made via a simple online application form on your local Council website. The grant, which is targeted at helping businesses reopen in line with the National Roadmap, will be worth between €2,000 and €10,000 to each applicable business, based on 2019 rates. The Restart Grant is one of a number of measures and supports that have been made available to SMEs.Below is our quick guide to the main supports and as ever, we are available to assist in applying for and availing of these.

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Treasury Hub Update - May 2020 966.89 KB

This is the May edition of THE TREASURY HUB Banking and Treasury Markets Bulletin. Despite the ongoing pandemic, there has been a bounce back in equity markets and a settling down of the interest rate markets following last month's volatility. EUR/GBP has also remained relatively stable for the month, however the decision on whether or not to extend the Brexit deadline date of 31 December 2020 will soon come into focus. FX volatility should therefore be accounted for in forecasts and budgets and it's management will increasingly be a key facet in the approval or otherwise of bank facilities and grant applications. So, as mentioned in last month's bulletin, poor currency management will likely cause a “triple whammy”: lower profits, higher interest costs and tighter loan terms and conditions. We continue to focus on banking in Section 5 of the bulletin.

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Treasury Hub Update - May 2020 966.89 KB

This is the May edition of THE TREASURY HUB Banking and Treasury Markets Bulletin. Despite the ongoing pandemic, there has been a bounce back in equity markets and a settling down of the interest rate markets following last month's volatility. EUR/GBP has also remained relatively stable for the month, however the decision on whether or not to extend the Brexit deadline date of 31 December 2020 will soon come into focus. FX volatility should therefore be accounted for in forecasts and budgets and it's management will increasingly be a key facet in the approval or otherwise of bank facilities and grant applications. So, as mentioned in last month's bulletin, poor currency management will likely cause a “triple whammy”: lower profits, higher interest costs and tighter loan terms and conditions. We continue to focus on banking in Section 5 of the bulletin.

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Aircraft Leasing 723.19 KB

RBK have significant knowledge of the aircraft leasing sector. We will bring value to the shareholders through our wealth of experience in dealing with the financial reporting, compliance and operational matters faced by entities operating in the aircraft leasing sector in Ireland.

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Tax Issue - April 2020 447.46 KB

Our April Tax Issue focuses solely on the recent Covid 19 Tax Related Measures, which are primarily designed to assist businesses manage cashflows during the Covid 19 Pandemic. We also highlight some other areas to consider in terms of tax planning in these unprecedented times.

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COVID-19 Essential Business List 159.94 KB

Yesterday evening the Government issued guidance which proves a grace period until 6pm on Monday evening, 30th March, to allow businesses to organise their affairs. A copy of the Guidance issued by the Government can be accessed here.

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March edition of the Banking and Treasury Report 981.79 KB

The outbreak of the coronavirus continues to disrupt global supply chains and the financial markets. Unsurprisingly, the equity markets are bearing the brunt of the initial negative sentiment with the three equity indices that we track (ISEQ, FTSE and DOW) all in significant negative return territory. Bond prices are up again (as interest rates have fallen) with Irish 10-year rates now negative -0.15%, which is an all-time low. Oil prices have also fallen off a cliff. This is covered in more detail in Section 4.This month’s focus in Section 5 is a review of the Banking Market. While the banks appear to be taking a proactive and supportive approach to assisting businesses, the coronavirus is going to make credit availability tighter. We would encourage clients to act now and make contact with your bank to ensure you get the specific support you need as quickly as possible. The government has also announced a number of measures to help individuals and businesses, including an extra €200m funding through SBCI.Please get in touch with our Corporate Finance team if we can be of any assistance.

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Doing Business in Ireland 2020 8.08 MB

The RBK Doing Business in Ireland Guide 2020 has been updated to incorporate new measures introduced in Finance Act 2019.

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R&D Tax Credits Facts & Fallacies 395.17 KB

We take a look at a range of Facts and Fallacies in relation to R&D Tax Credits

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R&D Tax Credit Regime 511.35 KB

An overview of the key features of Ireland’s R&D Tax Credit regime and how the relief operates for companies engaged in qualifying R&D activities.

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THE TREASURY HUB UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2020 1.19 MB

We bring you the second Banking and Treasury Report of 2020 as part of THE TREASURY HUB. Brexit came back onto the agenda at the end of January as the UK officially entered into the transition period. The general election kicked into gear here in Ireland with a lot of spending promises being made, all of which appear to be predicated on an orderly exit deal for the UK…. an assumption which may yet prove to be flawed.From an investment perspective the year got off to a negative start with the three equity indices that we track (ISEQ, FTSE and DOW) all deteriorating in January and a lot of the blame being attributed to the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. EUR/GBP held around EUR/GBP0.8450, especially as the UK exited the EU but with the “hard line” opening negotiation position being taken by PM Johnson last week, we have seen GBP lose 1p against EUR in a single day and move back to EUR/GBP0.8500. We expect further GBP weakness in the weeks ahead. This month’s focus in Section 5 is on the area of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG).

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The Tax Issue - Spring 2020 146.11 KB

Welcome to the first edition of the Tax issue for 2020. In this issue we focus on human capital and, in particular, the role of the tax system in helping Irish businesses to attract and retain top talent. In an increasingly globalised world the competition for talent is not restricted to the domestic Irish market but is truly an international challenge.

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