Why is a shareholders’ agreement so important?

Why is a shareholders’ agreement so important?

Where there are multiple shareholders in a limited company it is important to formalise the working arrangements in respect of the business, and to plan for all eventualities. Creating a shareholders’ agreement is a good way to do this. Although

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Future Fund announced to support struggling start-ups

Future Fund announced to support struggling start-ups

The UK Government has unveiled a new £1.25bn Future Fund, which will be delivered in partnership with the British Business Bank. The fund, which will be run until at least the end of September, is designed to ensure that early

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IR35 reforms delayed in response to Coronavirus

IR35 reforms delayed in response to Coronavirus

In an unexpected turn of events, the Government has announced that IR35 reforms in the private sector will be deferred for 12 months. The new rules would see every medium and large private sector business in the UK become responsible

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Audit: Growing businesses can benefit too

audit for growing businesses

Many UK businesses must have a statutory audit; generally, those who meet any two of the following criteria: • where company turnover exceeds £10.2 million; • where total company assets exceed £5.1 million; or • where the company has more

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Businesses deem UK tax system ‘unfair’

Businesses deem UK tax system ‘unfair’

A survey of over 1,000 businesses[1], conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce, has revealed that a large number feel the UK tax system is fundamentally ‘unfair’ and disproportionately penalises them. More than two-thirds of the respondents reported being concerned

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New Year, new business, new strategy, new start?

New Year, new business, new strategy, new start?

Many of us herald the New Year as the perfect time for a ‘new start’, whether personally or professionally. HMRC figures reflect this, indicating that January-March is consistently the most popular time of year to incorporate a new business.[1] The

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Boosting the value of your business before you sell

Boosting the value of your business before you sell

All business owners, whether still in the early days of their venture or running an established organisation, will likely have considered a time when they may not be at the helm anymore. In fact, selling your business, or at the

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