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A guide to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

FOR BUYERS

While the tax break has encountered criticism from some quarters, many entrepreneurs swear by it as both a well-deserved reward for hard work, a stimulus for starting businesses and an invaluable part of an ambitious exit strategy. Even while announcing that he would cut it, Sunak admitted that Entrepreneurs’ Relief reflected something “risk-taking” in the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit. So, what is Entrepreneurs’ Relief? What are its benefits to entrepreneurs and soc...

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Budget 2007: budget for business?

Many small to medium sized businesses around the UK are more than a bit miffed about the March 2007 ...

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Buying a business: avoiding the ten main deal-breakers

We outline ten situations that most commonly cause deals to fail, and how to avoid them: 1. The bu...

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Post merger integration: company culture

When making an acquisition, a company can typically expect to gain access to markets, brands, techno...

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Raising finance for acquisition

Smart business purchasers will usually try to leverage their acquisition as the first priority. In o...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

How to buy or sell a private company

HOW TO BUY OR SELL A PRIVATE COMPANY Excerpts from the full version (available to su...

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UK Companies Entering Administration Reaches Highest Level For 10 Years

The latest corporate insolvency figures from credit agency Experian show that the number of UK compa...

FOR BUYERS

Internal Rate of Return and the Discounted Cash Flow Model

Valuing a business can often be a subjective process, and there are no hard and fast rules. When ask...

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Family business owners opt for sale

Owners of UK family businesses are increasingly opting to sell their business rather than pass it on...

SECTOR GUIDES

Pharmaceutical businesses start M&A trend

A recent spate of mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceuticals industry could be the beginning of...

FOR BUYERS

Private Equity Debt at Record Levels

Private equity groups are getting into increasing levels of debt when buying new companies, accordin...

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

PCPI Summer update

The market for private company transactions remains stable and attractive for those contemplating de...

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Owners of Business Neglect Own Finances

Business owners are increasingly reliant on their business as a "job for life" which will pay for th...

FOR BUYERS

Post merger IT integration

While it may not be the first thing that springs to mind, smooth IT integration is vital to the succ...

SECTOR GUIDES

Bright prospects for UK hotel sector

The latest forecast from PriceWaterhouseCoopers has shown that the future for the hotel sector is lo...