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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
05 Jul 2022 Industry News How employee ownership trusts work and what are the benefits? As we have seen an increase in the number of employee ownership trusts in the past years, Charlie Hewlett, Hugo Brown and Tom Lethaby at RVE Corporate Finance, clarify what they are and point out the fors and againsts. ... read more
16 Jun 2022 Industry News Transfer of ownership to employees increased 200% from 2019 to 2021 According to figures obtained from HMRC, the number of businesses transferring ownership to employees through Employee Ownership Trusts saw a sharp rise from 127 in 2019 to 384 in 2021. ... read more
06 Jun 2022 Industry News Where to next for crypto currency? Those crypto currencies which have managed to hang on despite the recent market meltdown and lack of government support have demonstrated their resilience in a way that many banks might have struggled to do. ... read more
25 May 2022 Tips and tricks Leasing your first office – what do you need to know? Things are going well and your business is growing. You are now considering leasing your first office. What potential costs do you need to factor into your decision? ... read more
03 May 2022 Industry News Gulf in share option grants eclipses traditional gender pay gap, study finds A study * by Boodle Hatfield, a leading law firm, suggests that twice as many men as women are granted options in company shares. ... read more
29 Apr 2022 Tips and tricks Incentive schemes – good for individuals, less so for teams At Boodle Hatfield we often help clients introduce incentive schemes for their employees (and indeed I am implementing one today). ... read more
07 Mar 2022 Tips and tricks Commercial Contracts – Six questions to ask yourself when limiting liability At Boodle Hatfield we deal with a whole range of commercial contracts. Regardless of whether it’s a contract for the sale of furniture or the supply of software, however, the most crucial clauses are often those where the parties attempt ... 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
26 Nov 2021 Tips and tricks Six things to understand before selling to Private Equity Selling a stake in your business to fund growth? Or perhaps your exit route is to sell outright to a Private Equity firm? Either way it pays to approach it in the right way. Read these six things you should understand before embarking on th... read more
03 Nov 2021 Industry News Legislation 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