Welcome to Financial Times, HLB’s quarterly newsletter which contains a collection of insights written by our professionals for businesses and individuals.

In the Autumn 2021 issue we explore:

  • R&D Tax Incentive anchoring business innovation - The post-COVID economic environment is driving Australian businesses to be more innovative;
  • Premium rises driving insurance reassessment - With the insurance industry experiencing unprecedented premium volatility and changes, now is a good time to assess one’s level of life insurance cover.
  • Modern slavery reporting for businesses - Entities are required to submit Modern Slavery Statements within six months after the end of their reporting periods.
  • IPO market records strong year-end - The Australian IPO market rebounded strongly in the second half of 2020 with a resurgence in market listings.
  • Pandemic creates opportunity, drives tech focus - A recent HLBI global survey of business leaders has shown confidence is strong despite the challenges presented over the past 12 months.
  • Are SMSFs still relevant? - Increased flexibility of SMSFs is of significant benefit to those who want more control over their retirement savings.
  • M&A dynamics and being due diligence ready - 2020 saw numerous businesses preparing themselves for an M&A transaction, which was upended by the pandemic.
  • Estate administration challenges - Why its imperative to have a will in place just in case something unforeseen happens.
  • COVID brings tax nuances for returning expats - Australian expats returning to local shores amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will need to consider the tax implications of investments held overseas.
  • We interview James Henderson, managing partner of HLB Mann Judd Brisbane. In the firm spotlight, James explains that while the industry has seen some irrevocable changes, running a firm like a family-run business is something that will always remain the same.