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On Balance - Summer 2016

Protecting your bottom line is the topic that runs throughout the diverse range of articles featured in this latest issue of On Balance.

Protecting your bottom line is the topic that runs throughout the diverse range of articles featured in this latest issue of On Balance.

A guest contributor, along with our own specialists, cast an expert eye and offer compelling insights into the multi-faceted challenge of ensuring your balance sheet remains robust.

As CEO of the North West Fund, which has invested more than £150 million into businesses, Cliff Maylor explains the importance of building and protecting a strong bottom line for companies looking to grow and enhance value.

Getting your cash in is essential to business stability. Mark Burch explains how to do this most effectively, while Paul Horton explores how family investment companies can preserve wealth for the next generation.

We also feature an article in which Rob Jones explains the options for shielding your balance sheet from potentially costly litigation funding, while Iain Stark discusses how businesses can minimise potential bottom line damage from costs.

The advent of the apprenticeship levy marks a fresh approach to funding apprenticeships, but one that brings financial challenges. Sarah Hardy-Pickering examines the implications for organisations.

Renting commercial property is another area that can seriously dent profitability, and Amanda Hurst outlines the boxes you need to tick when negotiating a tenancy agreement.

Elsewhere in this edition, Dave Shorrock reveals why health and safety incidents can seriously damage your business and explains how to reduce the risks, while Tom Collins examines the legal implications of a construction project failing to achieve completion by the date set out in the contract.

We hope you find this issue of On Balance interesting and informative. As ever, we would welcome your feedback. Email us at onbalance@weightmans.com.