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04 Jan 2021 Ethics and sustainabilityIndustry NewsLegislationTips and tricks Becoming a B Corp – the legal implications Boodle Hatfield Associate, Hugo Brown and junior client advisor at Rothschild & Co, Tom O’Keeffe, outline what a B Corporation is, why more businesses no longer regard ESG as optional and the legal implications involved.  ... read more
20 Jul 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Government needs to reintroduce indexation relief if it raises CGT rates Plans to review Capital Gains Tax (CGT) have raised speculation that headline rates may be increased later this year. Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm, says that if the Government increases CGT rates, it should also cons... read more
10 Jul 2020 Industry NewsLegislationTips and tricks Are you flexi furlough ready? 10 issues for employers to consider It is estimated that the furlough scheme is currently subsidising the wages of approximately 9 million employees. We set out below some of the key issues for employers to consider as the furlough scheme changes. ... read more
26 May 2020 Industry NewsLegislation State Aid for Start-ups: UK government launches Future Fund On 18 May 2020, the government launched its £250 million ‘Future Fund’, a key initiative to support the UK economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is open for applications until the end of September 2020. The fund is bei... read more
28 Apr 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Government announces 100% guarantee of loans up to £50,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme On 27 April the government announced that it will provide a 100% guarantee for loans of up to £50,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (the CBIL Scheme). ... read more
08 Apr 2020 Legislation COVID-19: Proposed reforms to insolvency laws intend to give companies breathing space The Business Secretary Alok Sharma has proposed a relaxation to the current insolvency rules, in the hope that the measures will give companies some breathing space in the face of COVID-19.  ... read more
11 Mar 2020 Legislation Entrepreneurs’ Relief curbed but not scrapped In today’s Budget it was announced that the lifetime limit on gains eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Relief (which offers a reduced 10% rate of Capital Gains Tax on qualifying disposals) will be reduced…   ... read more
02 Mar 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Entrepreneurs’ Relief use growing over twice as fast in the North as in London The value of capital gains against which Entrepreneurs’ Relief was claimed rose 22% in the North last year, increasing to £5.3bn in 2017/18, up from £4.3bn in 2016/17*. This compares to a 7% increase in London over the same period, risi... read more
11 Feb 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Government warned against scrapping Entrepreneur’s Relief The government has been warned against scrapping Entrepreneur’s Relief in the upcoming Budget. ... read more
06 Dec 2019 LegislationTips and tricks Employee share schemes Offering employees shares in a business can be a great way to align interests and to recruit, motivate and retain staff. ... read more
18 Oct 2019 LegislationTips and tricks Protecting business from a divorce – what steps to take? A divorce can force businesses to break up, with painful consequences not just for the parties directly involved. This article examine steps that can be taken to avoid such outcomes and mitigate damage. ... read more
06 Sep 2019 LegislationTips and tricks What about Entrepreneurs Relief? Check your Entrepreneurs Relief (ER) position. New rules mean that shares have to be held for 24 months to attract ER… ... read more