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12
Jun

Insurance: Navigating a Challenging Market

With ever increasing pressure from customers, disruptors and regulators the insurance industry is no doubt experiencing a tough financial climate. Low interest rates and increasing claims costs has led to an unprofitable 12-24 months for many major insurers, and with the industry still under stress businesses are already starting to...

12
Jun

How to Win in Today’s Digital Marketplace?

The digital age is upon us and is transforming the ways in which we do business. Technological advancements in communication have given rise to new avenues of customer engagement, with many businesses now shifting their focus from traditional marketing methods to more digital and intuitive ones. 

9
May

Budget Special: Personal Tax

The centre piece to the 2018-19 Budget was a reduction in personal income tax rates and thresholds albeit that some of these are phased in over a long period.  The proposal is a 7-year 3-step plan to reform personal income tax as follows:

9
May

Budget Special: Business Tax

Overarching the changes to taxation in the budget was the Treasurer confirming the Government's commitment to its 10-year Enterprise Tax Plan to eventually reduce the company tax rate to 25% for all companies.  Whilst not a change in law it demonstrates a continuation of the existing strategy.

9
May

Budget Special: Superannuation

It is a relief to note that no new major superannuation measures given the recent history of changes, however there were a few tweaks to the superannuation rules which are designed at reducing costs and removing fees.