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  • National Insurance underpayments, overpayments and deferments
    28th January 2019

    National Insurance underpayments, overpayments and deferments

    The PAYE system has been operating in virtually the same manner since its introduction in 1944 – mainly due to its perennial ease of use and, if HMRC are up to date, its ability to make in-year tax rate changes as someone’s affairs evolve. But whilst a PAYE code for income tax can take into account multiple employments and spread your allowances and tax bands between different sources, the National Insurance rules still treat each employment in isolation to every other. It is this isolationism which can cause problems.
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  • Top Five Audit Deficiencies
    24th January 2019

    Top Five Audit Deficiencies

    Over the last couple of years there has been unprecedented media coverage of suspected failings by auditors and, indeed, in the retail sector all the Big Four audit firms have come under the spotlight due to the financial collapse of the retailers they audit.
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  • Business sales - attributes and barriers - mid-level management
    23rd January 2019

    Business sales - attributes and barriers - mid-level management

    Your business is great, it would be a lucrative purchase for the right buyer who can take it forward and reap the benefits of future ownership and control. You know that’s true, but how do you convince the buyer, which in turn helps you achieve the desired, higher, price for your business. In this first blog I look at mid-level management, or potentially the lack of it.
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  • When should I have my business valued?
    21st January 2019

    When should I have my business valued?

    Understanding the value of your business is key to effective decision-making and there are situations where a business owner “must have” a business valuation. There are also situations where a valuation is 'advisable' but, essentially, business valuations remain a mix of science and art.
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  • What are the three main barriers to overcome for a successful MBO?
    17th January 2019

    What are the three main barriers to overcome for a successful MBO?

    Succession is a difficult bridge to cross in the life of a business owner. For businesses which have a management team who are not the owners, a Management Buyout (‘MBO’) can become an attractive avenue for all parties involved.
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