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Blog // 15/08/2017

The fallout from Kids Company continues for charities

The impact of Kids’ Company continues to reverberate in the charity sector. Companies House is now taking action against the former directors of Kids’ Company to ban them from serving as company directors. It is also noticeable that the Charity Commission are taking a much more proactive and interventionist stance towards charities where they believe […]

Blog // 14/08/2017

Robots in Retail

From the big screen to the cash register, news about robots becoming the stuff of our everyday is now rife, yet the improvements are real. From storage to the point of sale, robots are adding value to retailers here and now and there are R&D tax credits available in the UK to help offset part […]

Blog // 11/08/2017

Investors’ Relief: the new kid on the block

Despite Investors’ Relief (IR) claims not being due until after 5 April 2019, this does not mean they should be ignored. Here are three distinct phases when to consider investors’ relief: Prior to the investment; During the holding period; and At the time of disposal. Who is investors’ relief aimed at? IR is not aimed […]

Blog // 07/08/2017

Q2 2017 insolvency statistics analysis

Following the release of the Q2 2017 insolvency statistics, John Cullen, corporate recovery and insolvency partner at Menzies LLP, reviewed the published results to isolate some of the key take aways for business. Insolvency Statistics Key Finding Whilst a modest rise in the number of corporate insolvencies was expected, it reflects deepening concern about the […]

Blog // 07/08/2017

Land related supply and VAT

Any business making land related supplies cross border needs to consider whether they have a requirement to register for VAT in the country where the work is undertaken. Unlike most supplies to a business customer, services which relate to land and property have VAT charged in the country where the land is situated, that is […]