Potential increases to Capital Gains Tax: what it means for you

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has become a focal point in the general election. Speculation is growing over what changes might happen post-election, with many believing there will be increases. As a business owner, what impact could this have? CGT is a tax on the profit you make when you sell (or ‘dispose of’) an asset…

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Navigating a ‘job-led’ market: How AJ Chambers can guide you

In the ever-evolving landscape of the legal and accountancy sectors, recent trends have created a shift towards a job-led market. This is characterised by a reduced number of firms actively hiring and an increasing pool of highly talented lawyers and accountants seeking employment. The results of this are profound, affecting both job seekers and employers…

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Shaping Success: Clair Dart on her life, career and tax leadership

Clair Dart, Corporate Tax Partner at Alliotts, sits down with AJ Chambers to discuss her private and working life. Clair explains how personal events have helped shape her career path, leading her to become a senior figure in her sector. She also shares views on why people are leaving the tax industry. Hello Clair, who…

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Streamlining Mergers and Acquisitions via the use of AI

Let’s chat about something that’s shaking up the world of accounting in a big way – artificial intelligence, or AI as it’s more commonly known. Imagine if a clever bit of technology could swoop in, sort through your data mountain in a flash, and even offer some sharp insights. That’s exactly what AI is starting…

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Q1 2024 Accountancy Practice M&A Market: Buckle Up!

As the first quarter of 2024 draws to a close, it was a record breaking quarter for what naturally is usually a quiet time for Accountancy M&A. This is due to tax return season and then the inevitable break that many practitioners look to take post 31st January to recharge the batteries. For me, however,…

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Supporting employees with a disability: MS Awareness Week

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week runs from 22 to 28 April 2024. It’s the perfect time for us to raise awareness and speak up about the realities of working with a disability and how employers can help. Let’s start with some UK statistics: A wide range of health conditions or impairments qualify a person as disabled,…

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Q1 2024 Legal Practice M&A: Pace set for a year of high activity

As the first quarter of 2024 passes by, extraordinarily quickly it must be said, legal practice mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity is notably on the rise. It was a less buoyant market than expected last year, perhaps due to some unhelpful examples of legal M&A deals gone wrong (I’m sure I don’t need to remind…

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Succession a big factor in accounting M&A activity

The current spate of mergers and acquisitions across the accounting industry is a result of several dynamics, including succession plans and a Covid hangover, according to AJ Chambers’ Director James Gosling. The accounting industry has been the subject of several acquisitions so far this year, with the likes of Sumer and Baker Tilly both snapping up firms and a…

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My journey towards Autism Awareness in the workplace

By Mark Lewsey, Marketing Consultant, AJ Chambers As I reflect on my journey of the past few months, I am compelled to share my newfound appreciation for the vital role of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. In my quest for knowledge and understanding, I understood further that embracing diversity goes beyond race,…

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Creating a collaborative culture at AJ Chambers

Collaboration is a word we often hear in the workplace and is essential to a cohesive team. In this article, we explore how our AJ Chambers use collaboration to improve our service. We employ it as one of our core values. Collaboration research Collaboration, at its core, is the act of people working together to…

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