• MBO’s: Balancing the Risk
    9th November 2016

    MBO’s: Balancing the Risk

    Management Buyouts, or MBO’s, are becoming an increasingly popular deal mechanism to achieve a controlled shareholder exit. Typically in an MBO, the senior management of a company purchase the entire shareholding of that company from the existing owners, thereby becoming the new owners.
  • 19th October 2016

    Financial Focus On...Your PAYE Code

    For those in employment or receiving a pension, a PAYE code is that usually benign and often ignored communique from our masters at HM Revenue & Customs which, apart from the new annual statements of how your taxes have been spent, may be the only communication that you receive from HMRC on an annual basis.
  • 11th October 2016

    R&D tax relief – Why are some companies still missing out?

    Last month HMRC released the statistics for R&D tax relief claims in the 2014/15 tax year. These showed a 12% increase in the total number of claims made, with a 16% increase in claims by small & medium-sized entities (SMEs).
  • 7th October 2016

    Variations on a theme…

    As we await the new Chancellor’s first Autumn Statement, it might be worth taking note of a comment slipped into his predecessor’s last one.
  • 26th September 2016

    Making Tax Digital – delayed, but not forgotten!

    For those in the profession, the start date of April 2018 for the first businesses to come within Making Tax Digital (MTD) has always seemed overly ambitious, and doomed to failure or delay. The Government and HMRC are determined that it will succeed, but unsurprisingly the delays are beginning to creep in.