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Tax rate changes | Tim Humphries, RPG Crouch Chapman

Changes to tax rates have implications for the remuneration strategy of owner-managed businesses. By Tim Humphries, Tax Partner at RPG Crouch Chapman, on the tax rate changes. Up until 1 April 2023 it had been fairly standard planning for the director/shareholders of owner-managed companies to take a salary within the tax-free or national insurance-free bands…

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Meet the 35 Under 35: David McIntosh, KPMG

We talk to David McIntosh about his extraordinary career so far. This includes his passion and public speaking around social mobility. Also his work at KPMG and becoming Scotland’s first Apprentice Management Consultant. David also runs his multi-successful podcast, The Development by David. Our series where we highlighting young talent in Accountancy. In partnership with…

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How benefits help you in retaining staff

Salaries will always be the star of any remuneration package. But to gain an edge in the finance war, you need to go the extra mile and offer attractive benefits. Know what people want How benefits can help you in retaining staff? It therefore makes sense to take some time to understand the market. For…

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Meet the 35 Under 35: Louise Sleightholm, KPMG

Part 7 in our series where we interview some of the winners in the 35 Under 35 campaign, highlighting young talent in Accountancy. In partnership with Accountancy Age. We talked to Louise Sleightholm about her position as Corporate Finance Manager at KPMG, and being co-founder of two networking groups – Leeds Young Professionals and Leeds…

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How to strengthen your business during an economic downturn

With the global economic downturn and the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, UK businesses continue to face unprecedented challenges. It is essential to strengthen your position within this economic climate and the ones that will follow. With the help of Howard Woolf, Partner at Gerald Edelman, we will explore practical ways that businesses can…

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Top tips on how to retain your staff

How can you ensure you retain your staff? With few exceptions, talent challenges are a common theme for practices all over the world. The pressures come from experienced staff leaving for industry roles. To a tight pipeline of new entrants to the profession. And the great resignation to greater salary demands amid rising inflation and…

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M&A Accountancy & Legal Update: Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

As per the opening on my Q1 overview, we have found a slight pause to come up for air… JUST! AJ Chambers had a record Q1 on M&A activity within the legal and accounting sectors, which is traditionally a slow time of year and seldom many completions in January, February and March. The obvious tax…

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Shabnam Ali-Khan: My career and passion for diversity within law

The legal system is increasingly embracing the value of diverse perspectives, which helps to ensure fairness and justice for all. Shabnam Ali-Khan from Russell-Cooke discusses her background, career and passions within the legal world. Please could you tell us a little bit about your current position? I am Shabnam Ali-Khan, Partner in the Enfranchisement team…

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Meet the 35 Under 35: Jack Moore, Page Kirk

Jack Moore talks about about being a Partner at Page Kirk, and how he was invited into the partnership at the age of just 29. Hi Jack, who are you and what do you do? I am Jack Moore, currently a Partner of Page Kirk, based in Nottingham, and my area of oversight is the…

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What to consider when selling your legal practice

When selling your law firm, what are the important points to consider? Have you thought about all avenues available when the time comes?  In this explorative article, we talk to a well-established law practice owner in Essex. He has been an owner for over 45 years and has recently gone through this process.  Please give us…

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