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The solvency statement: reducing share capital

We are seeing a trend of companies seeking to reduce their share capital using the solvency statement procedure introduced by the Companies Act.

Catherine Hendy
Catherine Hendy Principal Associate

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A business owner’s guide to post-termination restrictions

Many contracts contain post-termination restriction clauses that operate to restrict the actions of a party following termination.

Emma Birch Principal Associate

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Change in accounting standards and the implications for transactions involving “small” companies

The use of accounting standards is well established in the preparation of company annual accounts and completion accounts in transactions.

Roland Hutchins
Roland Hutchins Partner

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Tax efficient extraction of surplus cash

If your company is fortunate enough to have surplus cash, you may consider releasing some of this to shareholders. How will you be taxed if you do…

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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Directors' liability – tax and insolvency

Being a director brings with it a raft of responsibilities, including a range of duties owed to the company and its stakeholders.

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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Section 431 elections

It is common where shares are being transferred or issued to employees or directors, for individuals to be asked to complete a section 431 election.

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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Earn out: ensure that you take tax advice

Use of 'earn out' structures is increasing whereby on the sale of a company an initial amount is paid with further sums payable dependent upon…

Haydn Rogan
Haydn Rogan Partner

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Changes to share buy backs

The buy back of shares has historically been a complex and inflexible process to manoeuvre, especially for companies operating employees’ share…

Gary Jones
Gary Jones Partner

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