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Impact of Dividend Tax on Share Valuations

For many years accountants have advised owner managers to adopt a reward structure of low salary/high dividend when they are operating through a limited company. This nostrum has had a consequent influence on the valuations when we have to value a minority interest in...

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GDPR are you ready?

Over the last few months, there has been much discussion over GDPR which is the new General Data Protection Regulation commencing 25 May 2018 and replaces the old Data Protection Act 1998. I was recently informed during an update course that little over 500,000...

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Property Income Allowance (PIA)

There have been quite a few changes to the taxation of rental income and rental properties in the past few years – removal of “Wear & Tear” allowance, restriction of relief for loan interest, increased exposure to Stamp Duty Land Tax, extra Capital Gains Tax. And...

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It’s all a Question of Credit

When I produce the Company Accounts, I often produce graphs of various ratios to discuss at the meeting, some of which would feature in the reports produced by Dun & Bradstreet, Credit Safe and Experian. Often these show a figure off trend and I might tell the...

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Fake Companies House E-mails Continue…

We've received an email via a client, claiming to be from Companies House that looks genuine - the subject of the e-mail is ‘Companies House eReminder Service’. The e-mail does look like it comes from Companies House and I can understand why directors of companies may...

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Mark Up for Margin

It’s always a little disconcerting when you get your mark up and margins confused or the wrong way round, as this can have a catastrophic effect upon the business taking it from profit to loss, and the risk of stopping after running out of cash. Yet how are we...

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