Business planning

Leaving your business

When will you leave your business to others? What are your personal aspirations? What are your options for maximising the net proceeds from sale?

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Budget 2011: business tax changes to boost enterprise

The Chancellor has introduced extra tax reliefs for innovative firms and entrepreneurs. These include research and development tax breaks and changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

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Vow to remove barriers to business growth

The Chancellor’s autumn statement saw the government commit itself to further reforms of the business regulatory system in an effort to improve conditions for entrepreneurs.

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Local enterprise partnerships must have weight to be effective

Concerns have been raised that the proposed new local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) may be too small to carry enough influence.

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Undervalued security could be hitting business lending

Inaccurate property valuations are stopping smaller firms from securing bank loans, it has been claimed.

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Companies urged to publish up-to-date financial information

Companies should consider the possible impact that filing accounts covering their performance during the recession may have on their credit ratings.

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Entrepreneurs relief change

Emergency Budget 2010: VAT to rise

As had been expected, the Chancellor has chosen to raise the basic rate of VAT, from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent.

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