Baker Tilly Staples Rodway in the news
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Tough times for construction, but 'it's not a GFC situation'
This year has been a mixed bag for New Zealand construction businesses, but their challenges seem to be dissipating in Canterbury, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch Business Advisory and Specialist Services, director Dorian Crighton – Stuff, 20 August 23.
Removal of commercial tax writeoffs – Labour makes another major U-turn
Labour’s intention to removal tax depreciation on commercial buildings so that it can fund the removal of GST from fruit and vegetables is a “politics over policy” decision, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland director Andrew Dickeson. – BusinessDesk (Paywalled), 14 August 23.
Baker Tilly global boss on messy partnerships and talent wars
Baker Tilly International CEO Francesca Lagerberg talks about a range of topical points including partnership models and the thriving tax, audit and business advisory service lines across our wider network. “Even in the most difficult times people need help to navigate the complexities of the world,” she says. “The more volatile the economic conditions, the more you need good help.” – NBR, 15 June 2023.
Is LinkedIn the new 'it' platform?
Gen Z are considered the fastest growing demographic on LinkedIn and will ultimately become its largest generation of consumers, so is LinkedIn the next ‘it’ platform? Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Taranaki marketing manager Sarah Ellem provides commentary – Idealog, 30 May 2023.
People planning for a year that is not business as usual
The impacts from Cyclone Gabrielle appear to be a dichotomy – those affected and those not. There is now potentially a third category – those presented with an opportunity in the rebuild, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay Human Resources director Andrea Stevenson – The Profit, 25 May 2023.
We’re paying more tax than last year
While government expenditure has been increasing remarkably in some areas, those extra tax dollars don’t appear to be getting much more in terms of results, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch director Spencer Smith – BusinessDesk (paywalled), 13 May 2023.
Bookkeepers 2023: All the quality firms have turned away work
Baker Tilly Staples Rodway NZ chair David Searle talks about industry-wide resource constraints and how all accounting and business advisory firms, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway included, are faring: “Strong growth for three years means we create really good opportunities for our people coming through. But we’ve had good opportunities that … we would have liked to have taken.” – NBR, 02 May 2023.
A broad tax on capital gains may drive away New Zealand's wealthiest
An Inland Revenue report released yesterday found the average earner is taxed at more than double the rate of New Zealand's wealthiest. Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland taxation director Andrew Dickeson suspects the Government will now look at introducing a broad tax on capital, but says it would risk running the rich out of New Zealand – NewstalkZB, 27 April 2023
Fair or not? Experts react to IRD wealth report
Inland Revenue’s new “high wealth individuals” report gives the Government ammunition to start a conversation around “improving fairness”, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland taxation director Andrew Dickeson – NBR (Paywalled), 27 April 2023.
Tough times ahead
With a fraction too much friction in Aotearoa New Zealand workplaces, what should employers do when tolerance levels are frayed and tension is on the rise? Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay director Andrea Stevenson and associate Kerry Tattersall offer their thoughts. – Build magazine, issue 185 (page 84), 1 April 2023.
Meet Kerry, HR Professional of the Year for 2023
Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay associate Kerry Tattersall is a Jill of all trades and master of plenty. Here, the employment relations/HR consultant and licensed private investigator talks about her background and receiving the HR Professional of the Year award – HRNZ, 27 March 2023
Leading through lean times – managers need more support now
When a recession is in the forecast, it's natural to look for areas to cut costs. But if you're already running on a skeleton crew after years of skills shortages, doing away with corporate away-days and learning and development training could actually be counterproductive. Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawke's Bay HR Director Andrea Stevenson discusses why investing in your management team makes business sense – NBR (paywalled), 4 March 2023
Foreign investment funds: Time to ask questions of IRD
Owners of foreign shares have received an early but rather unwelcome Christmas present this year with Inland Revenue taking a new stance on how foreign shares are taxed, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland Taxation Services director Mike Rudd – NBR (paywalled), 18 December 2022
NZ Tiny Homes has gone into liquidation
It was too early to tell how much trade creditors were owed or what the estimated deficiency would be to those who were owed money, said Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Auckland Specialist Services directors Tony Maginness and Jared Booth – New Zealand Herald (paywalled), 23 November 2022
Small businesses face increasing compliance pressures
Large corporates are required to report on their carbon footprint and this pressures often gets pushed down to their SMB suppliers, says Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Christchurch Business Advisory and Specialist Services director Dorian Crighton (interview from 1m19s to 2m20s) – RNZ, 22 November 2022