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Category Archives:Finance

Dividends V Salary: Making profits pay for your salary

We all want to keep more of our hard-earned money. For business owners, it can be a difficult balancing act to find the most tax-efficient way to get paid from the company’s profits.

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Succession planning for law firms

Succession planning is vital to maintain the stability and success of your legal firm – ensuring that your clients and the wider firm are taken care of should you decide to retire or if you are suddenly incapable of running the practice. Read More

What is ‘greenwashing’ and how can you spot it?

With climate change on most people’s agenda, and an increasing pressure on individuals to operate in an environmentally friendly way, companies may use this to their advantage to secure investment. Read More

Over 400 freelance solicitors now regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority following introduction of new rules and standards

More than 400 freelance solicitors are now regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) following the introduction of new rules in 2019.

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Law firms under scope of anti-money laundering rules to benefit from new online reporting tools

Law firms under the scope of anti-money laundering rules will benefit from new online reporting tools, it has been announced.

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Small developers invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding

Small and medium-sized developers have been invited to apply for up to £10 million in equity funding to build new homes.

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What are year-end accounts and how can I prepare for them?

If you’re new to business, year-end accounts may seem like a daunting prospect. But with the right preparation, advice and approach, you will have nothing to worry about.

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UK Export Finance records “record” year thanks to success of General Export Facility

UK Export Finance has recorded a “record” year thanks to the success of the General Export Facility (GEF), it has been revealed.

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Five reasons to set up a Personal Tax Account

Taxpayers are being urged to set up personal accounts to monitor their affairs. Read More

Basic Payment Scheme opens for applications following “biggest change to agricultural policy in half a century”

Farming and agricultural businesses can now apply for 2021 payments under the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), it has been announced. Read More

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