The new digital divide
The future of digital influence in retail Today there is almost universal recognition among retailers that digital has reshaped customer behaviour and shopping forever. Deloitte’s New digital divide report, deepens our exploration of the growing gap between the digital experiences that brick-and-mortar retailers are delivering and the experiences that their customers actually want
TAX ALERT: New FHC Judgement Nullifies CBN Circular on Collection of N50 Stamp Duty
A Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Ikoyi Lagos, on 13 March 2017, nullified the circular issued by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which mandates all deposit money banks and other financial institutions to enforce collection of ₦50 stamp duty on all electronic transfers and teller deposits from ₦1,000 and above.
NSITF and NECA Agreement: What Implications for Non-NECA Members?
The might of a nation is expressed in the social security and welfare of its people. This was aptly put by Abraham Lincoln in his saying that “the purpose of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all or cannot do so well for themselves in their separate and individual capacities.” This underpins the provision of Chapter II of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which provides that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.
TAX ALERT: Nigeria considers new tax amnesty framework through VAIDS
In a bid to grow Nigeria’s tax revenue and raise non-oil tax to GDP ratio from current level of 6% to 15% by 2020, a Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) is to be implemented. The National Executive Council (NEC) has granted approval-in-principle for this new scheme subject to finalization of the broader framework. The primary objective of VAIDS is to encourage voluntary declaration of undisclosed income and assets with consequential payment of applicable tax liabilities over a defined period. It is expected that this window offered to those who have not complied with extant tax regulations, will simultaneously generate revenue and encourage investment and economic activity. An estimated revenue of US$1 billion is projected from the scheme. Key highlights of VAIDS include: Commencement date: the scheme is expected to kick off from 1 May 2017 with incentives put in place to encourage early participation. Taxes covered: all taxes…
Regulatory Alert: Reform Intervention to Improve Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria
The Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES), under the aegis of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), recently organized a stakeholders meeting to sensitize the public on ongoing economic reforms. This follows the set-up of PEBEC by President Muhammad Buhari with the mandate of making Nigeria an easier place to do business.
Directors’ Alert 2017 – Courage under fire: Embracing disruption
Disruption is a topic everyone is talking about. While many organizations fear it, others realize the many opportunities that disruptive technologies, processes, and social norms present. But with every opportunity comes an element of risk – not every disruption will positively impact your enterprise.
5 blockchain use cases in financial services
One of the most discussed topics in the financial services industry today is blockchain technology. We are beginning to understand what a blockchain is, but how can we best use this technology within our business?
Deloitte West Africa’s 2017 Restructuring Outlook Survey
Low commodity prices, exchange rate fluctuations and decline in government spending have left many West Africans under strain. Nigeria, for instance, has experienced a “perfect storm” of economic and political events which have placed significant pressure on the economy.
Africa Construction Trends Report 2016
Africa’s changing infrastructure landscape This edition of Deloitte’s Africa Construction Trends Report cumulates and compares data from the last four years, delivering insights on both a continental and regional level. The latest edition includes a special feature on water projects in Africa.
Kenya: Grounding Africa’s Economic Growth
Apart from being the largest and most advanced economy in East Africa, Kenya is also set to be among the fastest-growing countries in Africa, expected to continue to grow in excess of 5% per annum over the next five years.