Experts

Ask the Expert with Milsted Langdon. The taxing issue of avoidance versus evasion

April 25, 2013
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Ask the Expert with Milsted Langdon. The taxing issue of avoidance versus evasion

I’m confused about the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion. The Government seems to talk about them as virtually the same thing – is that right? It has always been pretty clearly understood that tax evasion is wrong. It involves breaking the law and is a criminal act. Tax avoidance, on the other...

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Withy King – Saving tax can add lustre to your investments

March 2, 2013
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Saving tax can add lustre to your investments James McNeile, partner, tax and estate planning Many of our clients have added lustre to their investments through using sensible tax saving opportunities. Three current opportunities are: 1. Writing life insurance policies and pension death benefits in trust If you hold life insurance policies in your...

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Directors Briefing Article SBN Oct 2012

March 2, 2013
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Directors Briefing Article SBN Oct 2012

DIRECTORS’ BRIEFING In the latest in its series of Directors’ Briefings, Withy King brings businesses up to speed with legal developments and provides advice on a few of the most commonly overlooked areas. Taking on an apprentice Apprenticeship contracts have changed. Earlier this year, the Government introduced a new contract for apprentices called Apprentice...

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Directors Briefing Article – Edited Jan 2013

March 2, 2013
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Directors Briefing Article – Edited Jan 2013

DIRECTORS’ BRIEFING In a constantly shifting legal landscape, Withy King brings businesses up to speed with the latest developments and highlights a few areas to watch out for. Good news on property rates Property owners and landlords may be able to trigger new periods of empty rates relief following a recent High Court ruling....

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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Communicate clearly to get staff buy-in

February 13, 2013
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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Communicate clearly to get staff buy-in

Bath Business News’ weekly Expert Panel continues with Iain Fox, employee benefits director of growing Bath financial services firm Fidelius, explaining how the art of clear communication can yield benefits to both your firm and your staff If your department or company has particular goals, then conveying those goals clearly and consistently is absolutely...

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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Get your business event off to a racing start

January 2, 2013
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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Get your business event off to a racing start

Bath Business News’ weekly Expert Panel series enters 2013 with Bath Racecourse looking at the increasing popularity of using sports venues for business events Bath Racecourse is best known for its flat racing, held high above the city on Lansdown Hill every year between April and October.  But times are changing. Over the past...

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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Planning for pensions auto-enrolment

November 7, 2012
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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Planning for pensions auto-enrolment

FORWARD PLANNING KEY FOR PENSIONS AUTO-ENROLMENT, says Iain Fox, director at Bath-based employee benefits specialist Fidelius in the first of Bath Business News' weekly Expert Panel series . . There have been plenty of column inches dedicated to the introduction of pensions auto-enrolment. Much of the emphasis since the launch on October 1 has...

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Ask the Expert: What is the Regional Growth Fund and how do I access it?

October 23, 2012
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The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a £2.4bn Government fund to which businesses across England can apply for grants and loans. The RGF, which was launched in 2011 and will run until 2015, supports projects offering significant potential for sustainable economic growth and which will create new jobs – and safeguard existing ones –...

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Ask the Expert: How can I make sure my business keeps going if I have an accident and can’t work?

August 1, 2012
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This is obviously a concern for many smaller businesses, particularly sole traders, who fear that their business would not be able to continue without them, writes Milsted Langdon. However, how many people have actually put any sort of plan into place? Most people would rather not think about what will happen if they are...

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Ask the Expert: My biggest customer never pays on time. What can I do?

July 12, 2012
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Waiting for invoices to be paid is a major problem for many small businesses, specifically because it has a detrimental impact on their cashflow, writes Milsted Langdon. With outstanding debts, a small firm may not be able to pay wages or overheads, which could prove fatal for the business, particularly if late payment becomes...

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