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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
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
07 Sep 2021 Industry News Only a handful of EU citizens take up UK tech visa According to figures produced by Tech Nation (one of the bodies that runs the scheme) only a handful of EU citizens have taken up the Global Talent Visa since it was made available to them in January. The visa is aimed at leaders or potenti... read more
21 Jul 2021 Industry News £375m Future Fund: Breakthrough scheme open for applications The Government opened the £375m Future Fund: Breakthrough programme for applications yesterday. Under the scheme the Government will invest directly in companies alongside private investors. ... read more
25 May 2021 Industry NewsTips and tricks UK’s pandemic start-up boom – hidden risks for divorcing entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs who are setting up businesses of their own ought to give careful consideration about the extent of the involvement of their spouse in their new endeavour… ... read more
12 May 2021 Industry News UK’s start-up boom: all its seems? According to reports in the Financial Times, the pandemic has ignited a start-up boom in the UK. ... read more