Government proposes changes to Entrepreneurs Relief

March 20th, 2018 by Chris St Cartmail

entrepreneurs relief UKThe government is close to making changes to Entrepreneurs Relief that could save you a considerable amount when selling part of your business.

As it stands, if an entrepreneur’s shareholding falls below 5 percent after they issue new shares in their business, they are unable to avail themselves of Entrepreneurs Relief. This has long been a bugbear of hundreds of successful people who have felt they are being penalised for their business’s success. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Amazon has sparked a wave of online food store M&A

March 15th, 2018 by Chris St Cartmail

Going to the supermarket is turning out to be a 21st century activity, if the latest industry trends are to be believed, with the world’s largest companies moving to pick up companies that offer online home-delivery services for groceries. In an age when anything, from cars to brussels sprouts, can be purchased via an online marketplace, why should the weekend shopping be any different?

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Almost a quarter launch businesses with a sale in mind

February 26th, 2018 by Chris St Cartmail

Almost a quarter of entrepreneurs starting their own businesses do so with the aim of selling the business at a later date.

This is according to a new study by business financial planning service, Jazoodle. It found that 23 per cent of those starting their own companies have their exit as their primary aim, with 83 per cent of these claiming that selling at a profit is their main motivation.
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Luxury tearoom and B&B business for sale in Ludlow

February 26th, 2018 by Chris St Cartmail

Many of us dream about quitting the rat-race and setting ourselves up with a nice café, B&B or guesthouse business in a beautiful area. Well they don’t get much quainter than this – a luxury B&B, tearoom and restaurant in Ludlow.
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Renewable energy sector ripe for M&A activity

January 30th, 2018 by Chris St Cartmail

There has been a significant shift towards renewable energy investment in recent years and the appetite for buying and selling businesses within this space is growing all the time.

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2017: A Record Number of Global Business Acquisitions

January 9th, 2018 by Chris St Cartmail

Fact: 2017 was the biggest ever in terms of numbers of mergers and acquisitions across the globe.

Data from Thomson Reuters put the total value of international transactions at $3.5 trillion, with over 50,000 deals done.
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How the Autumn Budget will benefit small companies

November 24th, 2017 by Chris St Cartmail

Earlier this week the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, unveiled the much-anticipated Autumn Budget, a document that sets out how the Conservative government will direct its spending and taxation policies going into 2018.

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Business rates reform leads to higher bills but greater opportunity

October 26th, 2017 by Chris St Cartmail

The government’s re-evaluation of the country’s business rates has driven up the tax bill for many of the UK’s smaller enterprises, but could provide an opportunity for those looking to buy a business.
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Betting companies limber up for autumn of dealmaking

October 9th, 2017 by Chris St Cartmail

Some of the most globally renowned betting groups are preparing for a round of multi-billion pound dealmaking in an effort to establish industry dominance.
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A third of UK businesses slow to adopt modern tech

October 3rd, 2017 by Chris St Cartmail

Nearly a third of all UK businesses surveyed for a new study have admitted to being slow at adopting technological innovations.

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