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Business planning

Vow to remove barriers to business growth

The Chancellor’s autumn statement saw the government commit itself to further reforms of the business regulatory system in an effort to improve conditions for entrepreneurs.

Local enterprise partnerships must have weight to be effective

Concerns have been raised that the proposed new local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) may be too small to carry enough influence.

Undervalued security could be hitting business lending

Inaccurate property valuations are stopping smaller firms from securing bank loans, it has been claimed.

Companies urged to publish up-to-date financial information

Companies should consider the possible impact that filing accounts covering their performance during the recession may have on their credit ratings.

Entrepreneurs relief change

Emergency Budget 2010: VAT to rise

As had been expected, the Chancellor has chosen to raise the basic rate of VAT, from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent.

Firms hesitant over asking for loans

Small businesses are showing a continuing reluctance to approach banks for loans and credit.

Planning for retirement

Many people's retirement plans have been interrupted by various falls in stock markets, low annuity rates and the recent lack of growth in the buy-to-let marketplace brought about by changes in the taxation of income and the reduction in the claim that can be made for loan interest for buy-to-lets. What does a comfortable retirement look like for you, and can you improve what you will retire on?

Tax planning for businesses

If you are thinking of starting a business, you should consider, among other factors, the impact of being the business owner on all areas of your life and the degree of risk involved. Devising a strong business plan is essential to aid and help you navigate the direction of the business.

Strategies for you and your family

No matter what your age, personal or financial status, you will have dreams, and expectations. The impact of the recession necessitates a review in order to evaluate what realistic view you take of your planning. We can advise and help you plan how to make your goals a reality.