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  • Autumn Budget – Tolling of the second death knell for the EIS?
    25th September 2017

    Autumn Budget – Tolling of the second death knell for the EIS?

    The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) is a tax relief which enables individual investors to invest in small and medium-sized companies (broadly with up to 250 employees and £15 million of assets for standard qualifying companies seeking capital to fund qualifying trading operations) in return for generous tax reliefs.
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  • Tax implications of helping your child fund their first home
    22nd September 2017

    Tax implications of helping your child fund their first home

    With the combination of high house prices, the high cost of living and increasing levels of student debt, parents, grandparents and other relatives are now donating more and more towards the cost of the fledgling’s first home with the average donation well in excess of £20,000, if not higher.
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  • Capital Allowances, to claim or not to claim, that is the question.
    18th September 2017

    Capital Allowances, to claim or not to claim, that is the question.

    The common forms of Capital Allowances available on plant and machinery currently comprise Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) of up to £200,000 per annum and Writing Down Allowance (WDA), set at 18% per annum. These are the maximum allowances available, but is it always wise to claim them?
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  • MBOs: Structuring the consideration
    7th September 2017

    MBOs: Structuring the consideration

    In previous blogs published by the Ensors Corporate Finance team, we had discussed the basics of management buyouts (MBOs), preparatory stages of an MBO and the price of an MBO. In this blog, I will be discussing the next step in an MBO process – structuring the price consideration.
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  • Divorce or family disputes and the family business
    22nd August 2017

    Divorce or family disputes and the family business

    Aside from dealing with the emotional impact of divorce or family breakups, a divorce or family dispute can, in my experience, have a devastating impact on a successful family business.
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