Could the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) help your business grow?

The Government’s new SEIS scheme, aimed at helping small businesses access finance, has officially come into force. Like its bigger brother, the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), the SEIS is designed to stimulate entrepreneurship and kick start the economy by offering investors in smaller companies tax relief incentives in return for shares, or a stake in[…]

The Olympic legacy – gold standard?

The Olympics have come and gone, and it was hard for most not to get swept up in Olympic fever. It is estimated that the build-up to the Games pumped an additional £14 billion into the economy. But what now? The Government is keen to make sure that UK businesses capitalise on the Olympic legacy[…]

Estate planning

That you should leave something behind for loved ones is a gratifying thought, whatever the size of your estate. Why is estate planning important? If your assets exceed £325,000 (including any gifts you have made in your last seven years), your legacy could be diminished by a 40 per cent tax liability, or 36 per[…]

Tax and your business

Don’t miss out on tax planning opportunities. Planning for the year ahead will benefit your business – this guide covers some important considerations for unincorporated businesses. Unincorporated businesses Tax is payable by an unincorporated business at income tax rates from 20 to 50 per cent. In addition there is a liability to class 4 national[…]