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Now is a good time to be in tech
Charlie Jolly

22 October 2020

The coronavirus pandemic sent shock waves through the British economy. But for the tech sector, the future might be looking brighter than most.

Tax breaks plough £1.11 billion back into the creative industries
Matt Appleton

13 August 2020

New statistics published today by HMRC reveal a total of £1.11 billion was paid out in 2019/20 in tax reliefs for the creative sector. This represents a significant increase of £30 million compared to last year.

The impact of coronavirus on the UK private equity market
Charlie Jolly

29 June 2020

The UK private equity mid-market rallies post crisis to support SMEs.

As with many sectors, coronavirus is having significant and at times, surprising repercussions in financial markets.

Funding options for recruitment businesses in a coronavirus and post-coronavirus world
Neil Thomas

For many recruitment businesses the option of ‘delay, wait and see’ has become increasingly unviable. Businesses will need to adapt to survive. Any funding shortfall coronavirus has caused requires careful planning, execution and management.

Business exit and de-risking – when is the right time?

11 June 2020

If you're thinking of exiting your business due to coronavirus, you need to consider if it's the right time for your shareholders, business and the market. We explore market conditions that will affect the success of the sale.

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Zero rating for digital publications brought forward to 1 May 2020

01 May 2020

In response to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the Government has announced that the application of the zero rate of VAT to supplies of 'digital publications' will be brought forward to 1 May.

The Pensions Regulator’s Annual Funding Statement 2020 – emphasis on covenant assessment
Guy Mander

01 May 2020

The Pensions Regulator has published its annual funding statement for defined benefit pension schemes. This is particularly relevant for schemes with valuation dates between 22 September 2019 and 21 September 2020.

New Government loan scheme for innovative firms amidst coronavirus
David Blacher

24 April 2020

Since the coronavirus lockdown in the UK the tech start-up industry has been under a lot of pressure. After much debate, plans for a new 'Future Fund' designed to support high-growth companies has been announced.

Pension scheme trustees and the coronavirus crisis: responding to the TPR guidance
Guy Mander

08 April 2020

In this article, we summarise the key themes emerging from the TPR coronavirus guidance and what pensions trustees should do in response.

How has coronavirus impacted the private equity market?

03 April 2020

The top priority for all private equity funds is to protect and maximise value in their existing investments. All private equity firms with existing investments will be assessing the outlook for each company and deciding what level of action to take in each case.

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