Alex is a Partner in the Transaction Services team based in the Thames Valley (Reading office) leading a team of professionals focused on buyside due diligence for corporates and private equity clients as well as vendor due diligence in support of sale transactions.
John is a partner in the transaction services team in London with a focus on private equity and divestiture advisory. He has deep experience of complex financial carve-outs and transactions in the technology, travel, industrials and business services sectors.
Janet is a restructuring specialist and is an insolvency practitioner based in London. She has a breadth of restructuring and insolvency experience spanning 25 years with the execution of formal appointments, leading advisory teams as well as senior project management for a variety of stakeholders in distressed situations.
04 August 2020
For those who thought playing computer games was ‘a misspent youth’, the industry is now worth over £3.86bn. Video games producers have a number of ways to maximise tax relief but it’s complicated and lengthy. Ahead of Brexit there is opportunity to enhance, simplify and strengthen our top position.
03 August 2020
The Committee of University Chairs (CUC) published its Higher Education (HE) Audit Committees Code of Practice (the Code) in May 2020. The updates to the Code are certainly welcomed in particular during these unprecedented times with significant change, uncertainty within the sector and changing risk profiles.
Ainsley is a Director in our Employer Solutions group which specialises in employment tax and expatriate tax.
28 July 2020
While Mr Sunak’s desire to help the struggling high street is laudable, tax changes are notoriously ineffective at correcting market imbalances created by commercial pressures. Large-scale tax changes such as the business rates review and the imposition of an online sales tax also take far more time to implement than the Chancellor has at his disposal. We assess the possibilities and suggest a quick fix which the Chancellor could implement now.
21 July 2020
With a growing sense that capital taxes are set for reform, this presents grave concerns for the rural sector which relies on many capital tax reliefs for inter-generational planning. It also comes off the back of changes to subsidy support, trade tariffs and labour restrictions which already pose their own challenges. It is crucial therefore that the Office of Tax Simplification consults with the rural community and that the rural community voices its concerns.
Simon specialises in private client tax, working with HNWIs, entrepreneurs and those with complex tax affairs, with a particular focus on rural and professional services businesses.
20 July 2020
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has estimated that the coronavirus pandemic will increase government borrowing by almost £300bn in 2020-21. For context, provisional figures for 2019-20 show HMRC’s total tax take was £634.7bn across all taxes.