A surprisingly good Budget for business
May 7th, 2013
Robert Leggett - Partner
Let's be honest, none of us expected very much from George Osborne's fourth Budget.
During the Budget speech, I saw a man who wanted to help business pull us out of this great economic malaise. However, he was clearly a man with very limited room for manoeuvre, both financially and politically.
New wave of MBO's
April 8th, 2013
David Scrivener - Corporate Finance Partner
In the back drop of the longest recessionary period this country has ever witnessed, it is perhaps curious to be writing about an increase in the number of management buy-outs (MBO’s) in the region. After all, individuals, businesses and banks are sitting on their hands (and their money) right?
March 20th, 2013
Danny Clifford - Managing Partner
I was going to start this piece by saying that as George Osborne stood to present his 4th Budget all the smart money was on a Budget with very little drama as, quite simply, he had no room for manoeuvre. As it happens, it was not just the smart money that should have been placed on that outcome as, before the Chancellor delivered his Budget the main points were available online courtesy of the London Evening Standard.
Final salary Pension Scheme members - beware of hidden tax charges!
March 12th, 2013
Jan McLean - Partner
Perhaps fuelled by a need to improve the health of the public purse it is becoming increasingly difficult not to get caught by Income Tax charges which are not immediately apparent.
Protecting your business in 2013
February 12th, 2013
Mark Upton - Business Recovery Partner
The New Year commenced with two major retail insolvencies (Jessops, HMV and Blockbuster) which followed on from the Comet Administration just before Christmas.