Our Brexit Advisory team offer insight and guidance surrounding impacts and opportunities that Brexit has created for organisations.
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Grant Thornton offers solutions to the digital risk issues you are sure to face. Our skilled and experienced security team can helping by advising and consulting, giving you peace of mind, clear value for money and an enhanced ability to react to attacks.
Our all-island Economics Advisory team combines expertise in economics and business with a wealth of experience across the public and private sectors.
Grant Thornton are the leading provider of eDiscovery services in the country and have been for years. Our incident response team managed the electronic discovery in the largest eDiscovery in Irish history.
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We have a different way of doing business by delivering real insight through a combination of technical rigour, commercial experience and intuitive judgment. We take pride in delivering responsive and tailored solutions to all our clients, capitalising on the wealth of experience housed within our Belfast and wider Forensics team
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The Grant Thornton People & Change Consulting practice works with clients on these issues as well as on all aspects of how they attract, retain, engage develop, deploy and lead their people.
We work with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders such as high street banks, private equity funds, directors, government agencies and creditors to implement solutions which provide the best possible outcomes.
Corporate and International tax
Northern Ireland businesses face further challenges as they operate in the only part of the UK that has a land border with a country offering a lower tax rate.
Our team specialises in remuneration and incentive planning and works closely with employers, shareholders and employees to ensure that business strategies are aligned and goals achieved in the most tax efficient, cost-effective manner.
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Our team of experienced advisors are on hand to guide you through any decision or transaction ranging from the establishment of new business ventures, to realising value on exit, to succession planning and providing for loved ones.
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Grant Thornton offer a different approach to managing global mobility. We have brought together specialists from our tax, global payroll, people and change and financial accounting teams across Ireland and Northern Ireland, while drawing on the knowledge and insights of our global network of over 143 offices of mobility professionals to provide you with a holistic approach to managing global mobility.
Our outsourced service provides valued service to over 150 separate PAYE schemes. These ranging from 1 to 1000 employees, working for micro, SME and global employers. The service is supported by the integrated network of tax and global mobility teams and the wider Grant Thornton network delivering a seamless service. Experienced staff deliver a personal service built around your business needs.
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Our Tax Disputes and Investigation team is made up of tax experts and former HMRC investigators who have years of experience in dealing with a variety of tax investigations. Our expertise and insight can guide you through all interactions, keeping your cost at a minimum while allowing you to continue with the day to day running of your business.
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At Grant Thornton (NI) LLP, our team helps Northern Ireland businesses manage their UK and global indirect tax risks which, as transactional taxes, can quickly become big liabilities.
Technology has, without doubt, been the greatest enabler of the transition to remote working, facilitating communication and maintaining connectedness and collaboration across teams. However, the digital intensity of workers’ days has increased substantially, as technology’s ‘green light’ syndrome shows who is online replacing the first in/last home culture of before.
With many organisations confirming or anticipating a move to a hybrid model, the virtual workplace is here to stay, and employers need to proactively manage the ‘always on’ culture that is emerging. While many large organisations have announced video free days and extra staff leave, this approach will not work for all. So what can employers do?
Starting at the top, leadership should demonstrate support for employees’ right to switch off, role modelling behaviours such as delaying requests for support or emails outside of work hours, managing customer and client expectations, actively encouraging mini-breaks between calls, and not celebrating unhealthy work practices such as working late or at weekends.
The line manager’s role is critical. They must be equipped to identify the symptoms of digital fatigue and have the confidence to have conversations with team members on work-life balance. This is particularly important, when they themselves are faced with additional demands in adapting to these new working practices.
In the office, nonverbal cues from body language can reveal how busy or stressed an individual feels. In the remote world, time for informal check-ins need to be deliberately factored in. Regular pulse surveys provide valuable insights into how people are coping and follow-up workshops with managers and employees to address key findings can support transparency, open communications, and trust, leading to collective design of solutions.
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Training can provide valuable support for employees in managing their digital fatigue. Effective use of available tools and tips for running effective virtual meetings help avoid unnecessary and unproductive calls. Resilience and mental health training are also useful to support employee recognition of the symptoms of digital fatigue and how to manage it.
With Ireland introducing the ‘right to disconnect’ code of practice and the UK government being called to include it in the employment bill, there is a clear challenge and opportunity for organisations as we move out of lockdown and grapple with hybrid working. Employee health and wellbeing is a business critical issue, so not only is it the right thing to do, but healthier, happier employees are more productive. Future-proof working practices must be top of the agenda, to help staff flourish in the virtual workplace and avoid the ‘Zoombie’ rising.