• Financial Focus On...Wacky Races
    20th April 2017

    Financial Focus On...Wacky Races

    I had my car in for its annual MOT recently and had the usual query as to whether my car’s number plate meant anything (it was a geeky present from my wife). Shortly thereafter, as he attacked the underside of my car with a hammer to see if it would fall apart, the conversation with the vehicle inspector turned to personalised registrations in general, the best ones we had seen (Jimmy Tarbuck’s COM1C for example), and especially as they are so popular, how they are taxed.
  • Remuneration planning for company owners for the 2016/17 tax year
    15th March 2017

    Remuneration planning for company owners for the 2016/17 tax year

    It’s that time of year again – the 5 April tax year-end is fast approaching. If you haven’t considered whether you’ve made full use of your allowances, you are running out of time to do so.
  • Laying the groundwork for an MBO
    15th March 2017

    Laying the groundwork for an MBO

    Management Buyouts (or MBO’s) are a highly effective way to achieve a controlled sale of a business to a trusted management team. I have written a number of blogs and articles on the basics of MBOs over the years based upon our “real life” experiences advising dozens of sellers and MBO teams.
  • Financial Focus On...Bad Habits
    15th March 2017

    Financial Focus On...Bad Habits

    The late American author H H “Zig” Ziglar said, “All habits start slowly and gradually and before you know you have the habit, the habit has you.” Whether by habit or lethargy, many businesses have chosen one accounting date (quite often the end of the tax year) and then stick almost religiously to it throughout the life of the business.
  • Budget comment - the Medical sector
    14th March 2017

    Budget comment - the Medical sector

    Mr Hammond’s light hearted delivery of his first and last Spring Budget Statement was at initial glance low on content although will be followed up by his inaugural Autumn Statement later this year, as long as he stays in office and avoids repeating the fate of Chancellor Lamont, the first exponent of attempting to banish the annual March speech to history, only to be sacked within weeks of making the same promise!