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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
17 May 2021 LegislationTips and tricks Post-termination restrictive covenants – 6 things you need to know In the context of employment contracts, a ‘post-termination restrictive covenant’ is a clause in the contract which seeks to prevent a departing employee from engaging in certain activities after their employment has ended. (cli... read more
04 Mar 2021 Industry NewsLegislation UK Listings Rules: How do you catch a unicorn? The UK listing rules are currently in the spotlight, with the Government keen to make London a more attractive place for listings. It is easy to see why – the level of listings in the UK has fallen 40% since 2008. There are also conce... read more
04 Jan 2021 Ethics and sustainabilityIndustry NewsLegislationTips and tricks Becoming a B Corp – the legal implications Boodle Hatfield Associate, Hugo Brown and junior client advisor at Rothschild & Co, Tom O’Keeffe, outline what a B Corporation is, why more businesses no longer regard ESG as optional and the legal implications involved.  ... read more
20 Jul 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Government needs to reintroduce indexation relief if it raises CGT rates Plans to review Capital Gains Tax (CGT) have raised speculation that headline rates may be increased later this year. Boodle Hatfield, the leading private wealth law firm, says that if the Government increases CGT rates, it should also cons... read more
10 Jul 2020 Industry NewsLegislationTips and tricks Are you flexi furlough ready? 10 issues for employers to consider It is estimated that the furlough scheme is currently subsidising the wages of approximately 9 million employees. We set out below some of the key issues for employers to consider as the furlough scheme changes. ... read more
26 May 2020 Industry NewsLegislation State Aid for Start-ups: UK government launches Future Fund On 18 May 2020, the government launched its £250 million ‘Future Fund’, a key initiative to support the UK economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is open for applications until the end of September 2020. The fund is bei... read more
28 Apr 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Government announces 100% guarantee of loans up to £50,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme On 27 April the government announced that it will provide a 100% guarantee for loans of up to £50,000 under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (the CBIL Scheme). ... read more
08 Apr 2020 Legislation COVID-19: Proposed reforms to insolvency laws intend to give companies breathing space The Business Secretary Alok Sharma has proposed a relaxation to the current insolvency rules, in the hope that the measures will give companies some breathing space in the face of COVID-19.  ... read more
11 Mar 2020 Legislation Entrepreneurs’ Relief curbed but not scrapped In today’s Budget it was announced that the lifetime limit on gains eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Relief (which offers a reduced 10% rate of Capital Gains Tax on qualifying disposals) will be reduced…   ... read more
02 Mar 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Entrepreneurs’ Relief use growing over twice as fast in the North as in London The value of capital gains against which Entrepreneurs’ Relief was claimed rose 22% in the North last year, increasing to £5.3bn in 2017/18, up from £4.3bn in 2016/17*. This compares to a 7% increase in London over the same period, risi... read more
11 Feb 2020 Industry NewsLegislation Government warned against scrapping Entrepreneur’s Relief The government has been warned against scrapping Entrepreneur’s Relief in the upcoming Budget. ... read more