Insights

Articles and features by the Richardson Swift team focusing on the current business and financial issues that matter most.

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COVID-19 BUSINESS UPDATES

   21/12/21

COVID-19 BUSINESS UPDATES

HMRC to reintroduce the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from mid-January

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How To Plan Your Company’s Financial Future at Every Stage of Its Lifecycle

   12/11/21

How To Plan Your Company’s Financial Future at Every Stage of Its Lifecycle

Whether you are a new owner manager or have run your own business for years, it is wise to bear in mind the key stages it will pass through and understand how the right advice, as you plan for each transition, will ensure that you meet your financial objectives.

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Selling Your Business

   11/11/21

Selling Your Business

Richardson Swift director Jon Miles takes you through the key stages of preparing you business for sale. See the steps you need to go through to get your business ready for sale and what we can do to help.

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Property Structuring

   11/11/21

Property Structuring

The question of whether to hold property personally, or in a limited company or partnership/LLP perhaps, is a common one we encounter. Be it residential or commercial property, it can be a complex area with a number of variables and issues that need considering and there is almost never a quick “one size fits all” answer. This brief factsheet just provides an overview of some of the common scenarios and considerations, as well as some basic principles.

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Incorporation

   11/11/21

Incorporation

Do you wonder whether your business should be run through a company? As well as considering whether this could save you and your family/business partners tax, would it make sense commercially?

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ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME (EIS), SEED ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME (SEIS)

   11/11/21

ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME (EIS), SEED ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME (SEIS)

EIS and SEIS tax reliefs can apply to certain new share subscriptions in risky trading companies by UK resident private individuals, thereby reducing the initial net cost of their investment.

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Family Investment Companies

   11/11/21

Family Investment Companies

There has been an increase in the use of “Family Investment Companies” (FICs) in recent times and the term has become widely quoted in financial circles. But what does it mean and why use one?

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EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP TRUSTS (EOT)

   11/11/21

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP TRUSTS (EOT)

This is still a relatively new concept, introduced by George Osborne, as an alternative exit mechanism for certain owner managers who do not want to “sell out” to a large entity. We have direct experience advising on this structure and for the right set of circumstances it should be considered. We can also refer you to a specialist law firm with whom we would work on the project.

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Company Reorganisations

   11/11/21

Company Reorganisations

Depending on what you are looking to achieve we can suggest the most appropriate solution for your business to move forward and obtain the necessary tax clearances from HMRC to give you certainty in advance. The theme throughout is that a commercial driver is generally needed to satisfy HMRC and avoid unfavourable tax charges.

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