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What a month of sport – Wimbledon, The Lions Rugby tour, Tour de France and of course, the Euros. Trust plays an important element in sport – trust and belief in yourself (Mark Cavendish is a great example) and trust in others (Gareth Southgate et...

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The economy is bouncing back and forecast to grow at the fastest rate for 70 years (7.25%). Notwithstanding the previous dip, it is unsurprising that most businesses we talk to are busy – actually very busy. In fact much of the tech sector has been...

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The advent of May traditionally brings with it some warmth (sadly missing in recent days!) and also the swish of a feather duster around the home! Now is also a good time to consider some ‘spring cleaning’ in your business. There are some perennial issues...

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The forthcoming Easter break might present a good opportunity to mull over your future plans. Based, of course, on an Easter egg theme, take a quick look at our video below where we discuss two of the key factors that affect business valuation and how having golden eggs...

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So the budget has come and gone and no action taken on Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR, formerly known as Entrepreneurs Relief). Welcome news, of course, for anyone currently in a sale process. That said, public views toward taxation have been shifting, with Ed Sheeran...

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Debt, Lovely Debt! Oh what an era to be an economist! First the credit crunch and now COVID-19 to get your teeth into. Although no economist, I have read with interest the growing consensus regarding debt affordability. It seems that there is increasing confidence that...

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Time to Take Stock For most this has been an annus horribilis (as the Queen might put it) and we all eagerly await the arrival of vaccines and an easing of restrictions. However, for most owner-managers in the Technology sector business has held up well,...

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The Spectre of Negative Interest Rates We’ve noticed an increasing number of articles mentioning the possibility of moving to negative interest rates. The European deposit rate has been set at minus 0.5% since 2014 for overnight bank deposits and in Denmark (which is outside the...

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State of the Software & IT Services Sector We continue to live in uncertain times though we are reassured by the largely V shaped recovery of the UK economy, despite the recent spate of local lockdowns. With prevailing economic trends in mind, we are delighted...

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Tax Kites The Treasury have certainly been “flying some kites” recently regarding possible changes in the tax regime. Rumours abound regarding Capital Gains Tax (CGT) being aligned to Income Tax rates and, of more concern to sellers of private businesses, the possible abolition of Entrepreneurs’...

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