Turn on the news and you’re likely to hear a story about Brexit or the volatility of global markets.
Following the EU referendum result accountants have confirmed that once the separation process is complete, UK businesses will no longer have to comply with the EU VAT regime.
If a business is seeking funding – perhaps, for example, it’s appropriate for new or existing management to acquire the business, or perhaps some existing shareholder(s) want to exit – private equity funding should be considered.
The UK is known for being a hub of innovation, yet thousands of companies are missing out on R&D tax credits. Do you know what they are? Would you like the opportunity to claim £40,000 from HMRC?
Previous articles in this series have focused on measures to create and “lock-in” the value of a business in the course of the sale process: through incentivising the team, pre-transaction due diligence and planning, tax aware structuring of the deal and negotiation of the “earn-out”. In this article consideration now turns to protecting the value realised on the eventual sale.
If you are a small business owner you will know that there never seem to be enough hours in the day. There are always a thousand jobs to be fitted in, and accounts are often the last thing that you want to worry about.
Lars Ola Petters, CEO of leading purchase-to-pay provider Palette, discusses the problem of maverick spending and how organisations can gain control over purchasing
In 2013 I decided to apply for The Apprentice. Why? Because I was unsatisfied with both my role and the business practices of my then employer. In short, I wanted to start my own business, but with no idea about how or where to secure funding I jumped at the opportunity of battling it out to win a partnership with Lord Sugar and that all important £250,000 investment.
Companies House data shows a record 608,100 new UK businesses formed in 2015 – reflecting a cultural shift in the UK economy