Deloitte Private Matters    

September 2015 edition 

In the latest edition of ‘Deloitte Private Matters’ you will find insightful Deloitte commentary on a wide variety of topics including succession issues for European estates. This month, we also feature articles on the Companies Act 2014, how to bolster your cyber-security, accelerated capital allowances, and pension contributions in light of recent investment market volatility. We also enclose our regular personal deposit rates comparative schedule.

At Deloitte Private, we understand that establishing, maintaining and growing a business in today’s challenging environment brings with it a whole range of complex issues. Private Matters will focus on the priorities for private companies, family businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organisations in Ireland.

Companies Act Summary

The Companies Act that came into force on 1 June 2015 affects all Irish-registered private companies, PLCs and external companies registered as branches or places of business. While some company types will be more affected than others, all will be affected in one way or another. Tom Maguire provides a useful summary of the main issues for each company type.

Cyber (in) security - Common ways to get it all wrong

With the ever-changing technological landscape, the threats to cyber-security are growing more significant. Camilo Do Carmo Pinto explores the various threats to cyber-security at a time when the costs and implication of cyber-incidents are increasing.

Accelerated capital allowances for energy efficient equipment

Steven Gardiner outlines how accelerated capital allowances for energy efficient equipment should be front of mind for companies looking to improve the sustainability of their business.

Brussels IV and Ireland - succession law for estates within the EU

Increased globalisation has made international investment opportunities much more accessible, but when it comes to succession and inheritance tax, difficulties can arise. In our June edition, Jonathan Ginnelly explored inheritance tax issues for international estates. Now, Tara Keaney looks at the choice of applicable succession law for estates within the EU.

Should I make a pension contribution this year, given the volatility in investment markets?

Given the recent volatility in investment markets, Shane McInerney considers whether it is a good time to make a pension contribution or not. 

Personal deposit rates comparative schedule.

“Schedule of monthly deposit rates in Ireland.”


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