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18 Nov 2022 Industry News Autumn Statement 2022: the SEIS threshold increases survives While most of the announcements from September’s “mini-budget” have subsequently been rather ignominiously scrapped, it was confirmed yesterday in the Autumn Statement that the government is not planning to scrap the chang... read more
08 Nov 2022 Industry News Faith in Nature “put nature on the board” Faith in Nature, the body and haircare brand has become the first company in the world to “put nature on the board”. ... read more
24 Oct 2022 Industry News What is the position now for sole directors & the model articles? In the recent case Re Active Wear Limited (in administration) [2022] EWHC 2340 (Ch), the High Court was again faced with a company led by a sole director which had adopted the model articles. The issue in question was whether the sole direc... read more
29 Sep 2022 Industry News Last weeks ‘Mini-budget’ hikes the SEIS thresholds Last week’s ‘mini-budget’ certainly contained a few headline grabbing announcements. One less flagged measure, however, is the loosening of the rules relating to the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). ... read more
20 Jul 2022 Industry News Young entrepreneurs made just £556m from business sales out of £28.9bn Boodle Hatfield, a leading private wealth law firm, says that young entrepreneurs* accounted for just 2% of value of all UK businesses sold in past year**. ... read more
05 Jul 2022 Industry News How employee ownership trusts work and what are the benefits? As we have seen an increase in the number of employee ownership trusts in the past years, Charlie Hewlett, Hugo Brown and Tom Lethaby at RVE Corporate Finance, clarify what they are and point out the fors and againsts. ... read more
16 Jun 2022 Industry News Transfer of ownership to employees increased 200% from 2019 to 2021 According to figures obtained from HMRC, the number of businesses transferring ownership to employees through Employee Ownership Trusts saw a sharp rise from 127 in 2019 to 384 in 2021. ... read more
06 Jun 2022 Industry News Where to next for crypto currency? Those crypto currencies which have managed to hang on despite the recent market meltdown and lack of government support have demonstrated their resilience in a way that many banks might have struggled to do. ... read more
03 May 2022 Industry News Gulf in share option grants eclipses traditional gender pay gap, study finds A study * by Boodle Hatfield, a leading law firm, suggests that twice as many men as women are granted options in company shares. ... read more
07 Feb 2022 Industry News How crypto is transforming the real estate market I suspect I am not the only one who is highly suspicious of crypto and is keeping my hard earned savings far away from Bitcoin, Dogecoin and NFTs.   ... read more
02 Dec 2021 Industry News Are family offices the new rival for funding start-ups? When people think about who funds a start-up until recently, that thought would have often been ‘”Venture Capitalists”. We are seeing an increasing interest in VC style investments from amongst groups like family offices t... read more
03 Nov 2021 Industry NewsLegislation The Budget – Starting up the Engine for Start Ups, Entrepreneurs and Innovators? Reactions and opinions on Rishi Sunak’s autumn budget of this year are mixed and the jury is still out on exactly how effective it will be. Regardless, it did contain some good news for small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneu... read more