Blog // 20/10/2017

Are you getting a good audit?

Featured in Growth Business. Auditing is a process many organisations are legally obliged to go through. However, recent changes have meant that the threshold for businesses required to fulfil an audit has increased dramatically. Where previously companies with a turnover of £6.5 million, assets of £3.26 million and 50 or more staff (or two of […]

Blog // 20/10/2017

Proposed increased powers of intervention will require careful M&A planning

Proposed new measures to increase the Government’s powers to intervene in M&A transactions that could pose a threat to national security are unlikely to be a deal breaker but will require careful planning.  The UK Government currently has the right to intervene in deals involving companies with a turnover of £70m and it is proposed […]

Blog // 19/10/2017

Cross-border interests set to drive strategic hiring and the legal sector

Recently featured in the Law Gazette. A surge in export activity and growing interest in establishing facilities in mainland Europe ahead of Brexit are causing demand for cross-border professional services to soar. In the legal services marketplace, this sharp increase in demand could lead to more strategic hiring. The legal services sector has changed markedly […]

Blog // 19/10/2017

What you need to know about Financial Services in October 2017

Financial Services is a strange balance right now with London continuing to cement itself as the world’s centre for financial services, whilst fearing the rug being pulled from beneath it. This month I see more Brexit news (shockingly), a new cash flow tool that could help the UK’s SME’s increase their productivity and Mr Cameron […]

Blog // 17/10/2017

Autumn Budget: Change reliefs at your peril

With the focus on austerity continuing, concerns are growing that the Chancellor could remove some tax breaks intended to incentivise entrepreneurial investment. This could have disastrous consequences for the UK economy. Since its introduction in April 2016, Investor’s Relief has been welcomed as a tax break for individuals wishing to invest in a trading company […]