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  • 1st November 2011

    Don’t write off rescue

    I have often been asked to advise Directors in relation to the financial position of their company when their view, and the reason for them being put in touch with me in the first place, is that they see liquidation as the only option ... But liquidation isn't always the answer.

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  • 12th October 2011

    All is not lost

    As we encounter turbulent times in Stock Market, and suffer higher rates of income tax, it is important to consider tax efficient investments.

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  • 3rd October 2011

    Beware – late filing penalties

    This year it is more important than ever before to get your tax return completed on time, because H M Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has decided to get really tough on those who send them in late. Around one million tax returns are filed late every year, so HMRC has decided to increase the penalties for late returns, and the size of the increase is really astonishing.

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  • 13th September 2011

    The return of the Management Buyout

    Are you are a manager or director of a company with desires to take control of your own business destiny? Alternatively, are you considering selling your business but don't want to advertise the fact to your competitors? If the answer is yes to either of those questions then it could be worth considering the merits of an MBO.

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  • 16th August 2011

    Is the UK an attractive place to do business?

    The United Kingdom undoubtedly has its attractions as a place for overseas companies to do business. There are a number of factors at work but what of our business tax policy?

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  • 19th July 2011

    Starting out in business

    Despite the British economy in a position of timid recovery, there is an increasing sense of optimism returning into the small business world with more and more people considering starting their own business.

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  • 24th June 2011

    Academies Conversion

    The Academies Bill 2010 significantly changed the framework for academy schools in England enabling more schools to convert to academies.

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  • 26th April 2011

    Are you sure your activities are charitable?

    The Tax Tribunal decision in Furniture Finders of Winsford Ltd (FFOW) dealt with the definition of the term 'charity' and the matter of charitable status ... FFOW's assumption was that because it was a company limited by guarantee its supplies of donated goods could be properly treated as zero-rated.

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  • 29th March 2011

    Doing business in a global economy

    Over the years I have been fortunate to work with a number of businesses who have traded successfully overseas. As the UK's fortunes depend increasingly on the global economy, expanding overseas can be a golden opportunity for many companies. Like all things this expansion needs to be properly managed. One of the areas I see companies can struggle with is international tax. If not properly thought through, this can prove to be a troublesome and costly problem. Below, I highlight some common areas that I regularly come across:

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  • 31st January 2011

    PAYE penalties – and how to avoid them

    As an employer, do you find that paying the PAYE tax and National Insurance which you have deducted from your employees sometimes slips past the due date due to cash flow pressures? Or do you on occasion simply forget to make the payment in time?

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