• 2nd July 2013

    Turnover is Vanity, Profit is Sanity, but CASH IS KING!

    Many business owners are driven by a desire to increase the top line (turnover) and lose sight of profitability, and more importantly cash flow.
  • 7th May 2013

    A surprisingly good Budget for business

    Let's be honest, none of us expected very much from George Osborne's fourth Budget. During the Budget speech, I saw a man who wanted to help business pull us out of this great economic malaise. However, he was clearly a man with very limited room for manoeuvre, both financially and politically.
  • 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.