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Tape Regulations 2006 - A recap

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When buying all or part of a business, it is important to be aware that you will inherit not only its employees, but the responsibility to honour all existing contracts, conditions of employment and any ongoing disputes, tribunal ...continue reading


CGT Earn-outs Omission

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There exists a glaring omission in the new Capital Gains Tax rules - they did not address earn-outs. Thousands of entrepreneurs who sold their businesses in 2005/06 have until 31st January to sort out a CGT tax nightmare for which...continue reading


CGT - The Devil is the Detail

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Well, what a surprise. Several hours after the chancellor announced the changes to the capital gains tax regime yesterday, a few very nasty details emerged. The first startling discovery was that 'entrepreneurs' relief...continue reading


Tech and media acquisitions hotting up for 2008

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Last year saw a wave of consolidations across the media and technology sectors, and my view is that 2008 will see this trend continue, perhaps even more dramatically. My hot category picks are: Mobile, particularly location-ba...continue reading


Capital Gains Tax Decision Delayed

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It looks like the Chancellor is going to have a busy New Year with the Northern Rock crisis and problems over the business community's opposition to the CGT reforms. Continuing uncertainty over the scope of the Capital Ga...continue reading


Essential skills an MBI candidate requires to secure equity funding

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A management buy-in (MBI), wherein the control of the business passes to outside management, will typically involve private equity backing. Because this kind of venture is a higher risk to an investor than a management buy-out (MB...continue reading


Should you list on AIM

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If you are a company looking to expand through acquisition, floating on AIM could be a viable way to raise acquisition finance. Since AIM opened in 1995, it has raised a collective £24bn for the 2,200 companies that have bee...continue reading


Business tax reform being considered by Chancellor

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Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been at the centre of concern over business taxes, following the furore over the generous tax breaks given to Private Equity Partnerships and the recent revelation, in a Natio...continue reading


Business tax reform being considered by Chancellor

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Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has been at the centre of concern over business taxes, following the furore over the generous tax breaks given to Private Equity Partnerships and the recent revelation, in a Natio...continue reading


Venture Capital Trusts: a great tax shelter

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Prime minister-elect Gordon Brown has been the subject of a fair amount of criticism for widening the tax burden on UK citizens, but one development deserving of consideration for business entrepreneurs and investors alike is the ...continue reading


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