articles: Owner managed businesses

Making Tax Digital: are you ready for April 2019?

The taxman is embracing digital technology – and that means businesses need to as well. HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative goes live from 1 April 2019 – so the clock’s ticking. It’s time to make sure you can meet the new requirements for digital record keeping and understand the new mechanism for submitting VAT returns to HMRC.

Retirement postponed! Lack of exit strategy a problem for SME directors

A growing number of SME company directors are now stuck running their businesses into their 70s instead of retiring, as they haven’t planned their exit early enough. 

Our latest research reveals that one in eight (12.3%) directors of small and medium-sized businesses are aged 70 or over – some 73,430 people in 2017/18*. This is up from 72,400 SME directors over 70 the previous year. 
 

Clearing the MBO funding hurdle

You want to sell your business to the management team and they want to buy, but there’s a problem. Your management team can’t personally find the funds to pay you a material consideration. Is that the end of the story?