Crowdfunding – Is three a crowd?

More and more entrepreneurs are considering crowdfunding as the answer to their funding needs. Some have had their prayers answered and some have not. Crowdfunding is considered to be the next generation in business investment. It enables budding dragons to invest in businesses that they are interested in, entirely via an internet connection and it enables […]

National Insurance for new and departing directors

It appears that there is an increase in start up activity and one of the pitfalls of having your own company and director salary is that you set the right level to qualify for a whole year’s credit towards your new single-tier state pension. Basic Rule The basic NI contribution rule for employees is that […]

Four generations: one business

Different generations have always had different values, different ideas, different ways of getting things done and different ways of communicating.  So, considering each family member’s underlying values or personal and lifestyle characteristics may be the key to successfully managing intergenerational family members and conflicting work ethics in family businesses. Today’s workplace includes individuals from four […]

The home truths about proposed care fee caps

With improvements in health care and living standards, the UK population is now living longer and it is expected that by 2030 the number of people aged 85 and over, will have doubled. Whilst this trend is a positive step forward for the UK, it raises concerns for care support – whether at home or […]

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