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Expert Witness Services

Expert Witness Services

As an Expert Witness, Paul Short has been required to provide his opinion to assist the Court in making its decision. The majority of our assignments in this sector relate to: Divorce Civil Disputes We will often be engaged to report on business valuations or the...

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Inheritance Tax – The Residence Nil Rate Band

Inheritance Tax – The Residence Nil Rate Band

The Residence Nil Rate Band for Inheritance Tax provides a greater death nil rate band if an individual dies and leaves their family home to their children, grandchildren, step children or adopted children. The normal Nil Rate Band is increased from £325,000 to...

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Partnership Agreements for Farms

Partnership Agreements for Farms

Many businesses run as partnerships, whereby a number of individuals will be involved in running the business. In this article, I am going to look at Partnership Agreements specifically for Farms. For farming partnerships, the following common factors will often...

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Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work Scheme is an incentive scheme offered by the Government which allows an employer to provide a bicycle to an employee without a benefit in kind being assessed. Normally, it will be combined with a salary sacrifice scheme, whereby the employee reduces...

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Selling a Business – Value Building

Selling a Business – Value Building

To ensure the highest value can be achieved on the disposal of a business, we recommend careful planning, in good time, is undertaken before there is any urgency for the sale to take place. We recommend that one of the initial considerations should be ensuring that...

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Business Acquisitions

Business Acquisitions

Many businesses continue to make business acquisitions as part of their strategic growth plans. Reasons may include: To speed up growth. It may be argued that growing a business organically is slow and problematic. Diversification, which may allow risk to be spread...

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Disposing of your Business

Disposing of your Business

An owner may decide to dispose of a business for a number of reasons. This may include for retirement, family reasons or due to trading or cashflow issues. The timing of the exit will be important. In addition the taxation consequences will need to be considered to...

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