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Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Summer Business Brunch

Partners Graham Mummery and Ian Fitch presented part 2 of our Business Brunch Trilogy: How to attract, develop and retain great people. 

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Monday, 14 June 2021

Drayton Insurance Services sold to Ethos Broking

A leading East Anglian insurance broker has been acquired by Ethos Broking via its regional hub, Hugh J Boswell Group. The sale was handled by Larking Gowen Corporate Transactions alongside legal firm, Howes Percival.

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Friday, 11 June 2021

Summer Employer Bulletin 2021

Click here to read the latest Summer Employer Bulletin 2021

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

M&A market update: April normality after record March

March 2021 saw the highest volume of M&A transactions recorded in a single month in the UK, with 653. The fear of a capital gains tax hike, coupled with enhanced confidence of improved economic performance post lockdown, saw the market spike to levels previously unheard of.

 

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Farms and Landed Estates Quarterly Review Spring Edition 2021

The Farms and Landed Estates spring review is available to download now.

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Capital Gains Tax – don’t get caught out by the new 30-day rule

With the changes to the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) reporting rules in April 2020, HMRC have begun sending prompting emails detailing the new obligations when disposing of property in the UK. 

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Thursday, 10 June 2021

Business Sale Readiness Factor #4: Aligned business strategy

Corporate Transactions Partner, James Lay, sets out his latest tips for selling a business.

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Wednesday, 09 June 2021

Furlough – the end is near

As the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown is in its final stages, we look at the remaining four months of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), more affectionately known as furlough, and considerations as the scheme comes to a close.

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Tuesday, 08 June 2021

Recovery Loan Scheme – open for applications

The new Recovery Loan Scheme is now open for applications. James explains who's eligible and how to apply.

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Friday, 04 June 2021

HMRC National Minimum Wage compliance activity targeting employers of apprentices

The Low Pay Commission have previously highlighted the issue of a significant proportion (approx. 27%) of apprentices not being paid the appropriate rate of National Minimum Wage (NMW), a problem which appears to be ongoing for HMRC, whose job it is to ensure compliance.

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Thursday, 03 June 2021

Company cars: The future is electric

Read our brochure to read more about tax and the electric company car.

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Thursday, 03 June 2021

Bounce Back Loans and dissolved companies: be very aware!

The Government has announced plans to introduce legislation, which will enable them to disqualify directors of dissolved companies without firstly having to restore them to the companies register. Particularly those who have taken a Bounce Back Loan need to be aware.

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Tuesday, 01 June 2021

Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA)

An ideal tool to give businesses time post-COVID-19 to return to profitability before clearing debt? Read more here

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Friday, 28 May 2021

The power of podcasts! Interview with Rob Lawrence

Why should your business embrace audio? In this special interview with audio expert and coach, Rob Lawrence, James and Mark discuss why they started Impromptu Business Chat, and how it has helped them build relationships with their clients and contacts during the last year. 

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Friday, 28 May 2021

PCSE Payments and Pension Service launching on 1 June 2021

As Primary Care Support England (PCSE) is launching a new online Payments and Pension Service from 1 June 2021, our medical accountants have been reviewing the changes and are getting ready to access their clients’ accounts in a different way. Read more about how the launch will impact GP practices.

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Friday, 28 May 2021

New OTS report suggests improvements to make Capital Gains Tax work better

The latest report from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) looks at areas where the tax could be made simpler, fairer and easier to understand and where specific anomalies could be removed.

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Friday, 28 May 2021

5 common questions from charity trustees when facing financial difficulties

Click to read about 5 common questions from charity trustees.

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Thursday, 27 May 2021

All you need to know about Independent Business Reviews

With restrictions being released in line with expectations, we are expecting that a number of clients will be entering into discussions with banks and lenders about their facilities and future requirements. In some circumstances, the lender may request that an Independent Business Review (IBR) be carried out.

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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Farmers' retirement lump sum in England - What do we know so far?

On 19 May 2021, the Government published a consultation document on the design of execution of the lump sum exit scheme, which would enable eligible retirees from the farming industry to take some of their remaining subsidy payments by way of a single lump sum in 2022. 

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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Implications and considerations after withdrawal of COVID-19 support measures

Here we look at the implications of withdrawal of some of the government COVID-19 initiatives and the need for distressed businesses to take early professional advice.

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Monday, 24 May 2021

Have Pre-pack Admins just been outlawed?

On the 30th April 2021, new regulations were introduced by the Insolvency Service relating to the Pre-Pack Administration sales to connected parties. Read more about the details of these regulations here. 

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Monday, 24 May 2021

Restart grants - eligibility to claim

Following the relaxation of the COVID-19 regulations, there has been a new grant introduced to help non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym and sport businesses to reopen to their customers. Read this blog to see if you're eligible. 

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Friday, 21 May 2021

Find meaning in your work: Meaningful May

In this week’s episode of Impromptu Business Chat, Mark and James chat about the benefits to business owners and their teams of adding more meaning to their businesses and lives.

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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Tourism Business Chat series two wrap up – hope for the future!

Series two launched as we were approaching the road map into recovery, so naturally, presenter, Chris Scargill, noticed a subtle shift towards a refreshed optimism, and guided the conversations around other aspects of working in the sector.

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Monday, 17 May 2021

Charity fundraising: Loan waivers and refunds can now be Gift Aided

HMRC has confirmed that Gift Aid can be claimed on Waived Refunds and Loan Repayments, and that this can be applied retrospectively.

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Monday, 17 May 2021

Quality and Outcomes Framework monies for GP practices – what’s protected?

Many GP practices are reporting confusion about 20/21 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) monies, as their QOF achievement reports show lower earnings than they were expecting. Medical expert, Emma Wood, explains why this is the case.

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Readjusting from furlough life: From furlough to all go!

In this week's episode of Impromptu Business Chat, James and Mark chat about the challenge for businesses and their people returning from furlough, including changes to anxiety, confidence and motivation levels. 

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Open for business - Hope or fear for tourism, one year on

Chris Scargill welcomed guests including Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams, to reflect on the last 12 months, in a follow up conversation from their June 2020 webinar Hope or Fear? The first steps for the sector. A must watch for anyone working in the tourism, leisure or hospitality sector. 

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Tourism Business Chat with Adnams

The series finale is a chat with Karen Hester, Chief Operating Officer of Adnams brewery in Southwold. Karen describes her story as ‘from mop to top’ – starting her career at Adnams as a cleaner, she’s now an award winning, glass ceiling breaking COO.

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Business Sale Readiness Factor #3: Sale process preparation

If you're selling a business, what can you do to make sure the sale process is as smooth as possible? Based on many years' experience of advising both business sellers and acquirers, James Lay sets out some distinguishing points of businesses that tend to glide through a business sale process, compared with those that don’t.

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