capital gains

Selling your business

Plan ahead for entrepreneurs’ relief
Entrepreneurs’ relief can be very valuable, potentially reducing the capital gains tax when selling a business from a rate of 28% to 10%. However, the relief is only available as long as the qualifying conditions are met. Because the conditions generally need to be met for 12 months prior to the disposal or the cessation of […]

Is now the time to invest?

A number of Government approved investment schemes are available to encourage private individuals to invest in smaller high risk unquoted trading companies, and now in social enterprises. Various tax reliefs are available to encourage investment. Here we provide a round-up of your options.

All the schemes have detailed rules on qualifying investors, the investment vehicle and type of investment. The schemes […]

Make the most of every available tax planning opportunity

Get your tax planning skates on with the end of tax year fast approaching
No one likes to pay more tax than they have to, but one of the challenges of wealth is the high taxation it attracts. With real-terms tax increases the prospect for the foreseeable future the pressure is on to make the most of every available tax planning […]