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Autumn Statement update

24 November 2016

Take a look at our key points covering the tax and employer issues covered in the Autumn Statement here.

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Corporate Finance

Despite the poll-defying decisions on Brexit and the US election, continuing pressure in the European banking sector, and forthcoming elections in 3 or 4 European jurisdictions which could yield equally surprising results, the UK M&A market is showing remarkable resilience.

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Uber and beyond

23 November 2016

Further to the court case last month where Uber drivers won the right to be acknowledged as workers and not self-employed, another case is about to unfurl.

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A recent international round table discussion focused on mergers and acquisitions involved members of Alliott Group’s Corporate Finance / M&A Group and explored reasons for the decline in overall deal volume in 2016, trends in the market and the impact of reforms and regulations implemented at national and international levels. 

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Digital channels are taking over. We are now online shopping, booking holidays and communicating online more than ever and filing tax returns is soon to be added to the list of things we have to do digitally.

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The UK voluntary living wage, otherwise known as the ‘real living wage’, is to rise by 20p an hour. The real living wage is separate to the governments National Living Wage, which was introduced in April this year. So what is it?

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Corporate Finance

It’s encouraging to see that post the referendum a strong investor appetite for UK based-SMEs continued in Q3 2016 with 26 private equity backed deals being completed with a total combined value of £983m.

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The Uber Phenomenon!

7 November 2016

With the recent Employment  Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers are not self-employed but employed by the firm, the far reaching impact this may have on the ‘gig economy’ is yet to be revealed. 

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The government has launched a new service aimed at matching small companies that have struggled to obtain funding with alternative lenders.

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We were delighted to be named as a finalist for the Professional Services Award at the 2016 Birmingham Post Business Awards, which took place on Wednesday 26th October at the ICC in Birmingham.

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London, 25 October 2016 – Members of Smith Cooper were among 150 senior professionals from some of the world’s leading independent accounting and law firms who gathered in London last week to attend a conference focused on the changing dynamics of the international business environment and how to improve services for clients operating in different markets.

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Taxpayers looking to avoid long delays when calling HMRC about their tax affairs may have to call on their way to work, shows new figures.

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Corporate Finance

Sterling plummeted to a shocking 168 year low mid-month whilst, at broadly the same time, the FTSE 100 index soared to a new intraday high which eclipsed the previous record set in April 2005.

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Our Business Recovery and Insolvency (BR&I) Team were named as finalists for two awards – Insolvency Manager of the Year and the coveted Insolvency Team of the Year at the TRI awards ceremony which took place last night in London.
 

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Smith Cooper attended an international conference in London focused on subjects critical to winning, servicing and retaining clients with multi-market business interests. Alliott Group’s Worldwide Conference was attended by 150 leading professional advisers from 76 independent, owner managed firms located in 36 countries.

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It is now over a year since the introduction of the pension ‘freedoms’ in April 2015. The changes gave anyone over the age of 55 the ability to withdraw as much money from their pension pot as they wished, subject to income tax.

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Business Rates

12 October 2016

Last week the new Rateable Values (RV) for every property in the Country were published on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website.

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Smith Cooper, accountants and business advisors, raised £1,165 for their chosen charity, ‘Appeal 4 Alfie’, at their annual golf event which was held at Breadsall Priory in Derby.

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Corporate Finance

An owner’s business is a valuable investment but its price can fluctuate like a commodity. Knowing when to exit and how, is critical in achieving best value. Timing an exit is difficult to predict but there are alternative options to an outright sale – a partial sale where you keep control.

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If you are currently trading as an SME in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Lincolnshire, and you trade business to business, then the NBV Business Grant could help you grow and develop your business.

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