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SMEs: preparing for a sale

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Corporate Finance
Brad McAvoy

SME business owners often fail to maximise the proceeds from the sale of their business because of limited or rushed preparation. After spending years building up a successful busi...

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Will Entrepreneurs’ Relief be scrapped?

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Business Tax
Louise Wickens

The media recently reported a call for Entrepreneurs’ Relief to be scrapped. It is not the first time that such views have been voiced but the question is, will the government deci...

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Are you ready for Making Tax Digital?

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Business Tax
Meera Rajah

MTD for VAT begins on 1 April 2019 and requires VAT registered businesses, with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold of £85,000, to keep records in digital form an...

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Business Tax
Film and Entertainment

The 2017-18 period boasts a record amount of successful claims for Film Tax Credits, totalling an impressive £850m

Read more Film Tax relief claims hit record levels

Audit: what else is out there?

Monday 6 August 2018

Audit and Assurance
Professional Services
Alex Peal

For many years most companies were required to have their financial statements audited. The price of limited liability was that the accounts would need to be audited and be placed ...

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Zero based budgeting

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Business Direction
Owner-Managed Business
Mike Farwell

Most businesses, of any size, go through an annual budgeting exercise, but there are differing approaches to how this is done.

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Business Tax
Professional Services
Sarah Robert

If so, they could benefit from temporary workplace relief.

Read more Do you have employees coming to the UK on temporary assignment?

Last week the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a report that details its research into issues around the commercialisation of university IP. ...

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Business Tax
Sharon Bedford

Yesterday (4th April) HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a statement confirming that existing EU state aid approval for UK EMI Option Schemes will expire on 6 April 2018 – tomorro...

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Nick Butler

Rules around payment for employees has always been strict but the recent government crackdown on those who have been underpaying their minimum wage workers is a warning. Mistakes s...

Read more Underpaying your workers could cost you your business
Business Restructuring and Insolvency
Sandra Mundy

Have the British public fallen out of love with Italian food? With the recent problems at Jamie’s Italian and now Prezzo announcing it has problems it is beginning to seem that wa...

Read more Pasta, Pizza and a CVA? Next steps for Italian food chain, Prezzo
Business Restructuring and Insolvency
Sandra Mundy

The administration of Toys R Us should be no surprise given its US parent filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2017. The fall of this giant could mark the end of an era for...

Read more The Fall of a Giant – Toys R Us in administration, what now?

IR35 - What do I need to know?

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Business Tax
Sharon Bedford

Last week Christa Ackroyd, who hosted the BBC’s regional news programme Look North, lost her case at the First Tier Tribunal (FTT), with a headline tax bill of £420,000 under the I...

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Payrolling of Benefits in Kind

Friday 16 February 2018

Professional Services
Nick Butler

April 2016 saw the introduction of voluntary payrolling of benefits in kind, seen by many as the first step towards mandatory payrolling of benefits.

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With the increasing number of online accountancy packages available, it may be time to upgrade your system.

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