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Category Archives:Finance

1.1 million customers get first energy support payments

As the cost of living crisis continues to bite, more than a million families will be receiving help from the first week of September.

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Businesses can make big tax savings when disposing of assets

With business costs rising as inflation soars, we want to remind companies about the tax incentives that can save businesses thousands of pounds.

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Loans to small businesses drop to lowest level on record

Banks have been accused of “pulling up the drawbridge” on lending to small businesses.

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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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