• 8th April 2013

    New wave of MBO's

    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?
  • 20th March 2013

    Predictably uneventful

    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.
  • 12th March 2013

    Final salary Pension Scheme members - beware of hidden tax charges!

    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.
  • 12th February 2013

    Protecting your business in 2013

    The New Year commenced with two major retail insolvencies (Jessops, HMV and Blockbuster) which followed on from the Comet Administration just before Christmas.
  • 15th January 2013

    Employee Share Options – EMI back to its best!

    George Osborne’s latest scheme to create employee shareholders (where they give up employment rights for shares) isn’t exactly attracting positive reviews.