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Share buyback in instalments

Can a company pay for a share buyback in instalments, if it cannot afford to pay the share seller in one payment? Answer: Yes. A share buyback can be made in stages.  Structuring share buybacks in tranches Share buybacks are fairly…

Employee directors

Theresa May, during her conservative party leadership election campaign, proposed the introduction of compulsory employee representatives to quoted companies’ boards. The proposal was short lived and Theresa May has since revised proposals to make workers councils voluntary. How would worker representatives…

HMRC tax clearance

We often obtain an HMRC tax clearance, in advance, to confirm the tax treatment of your share transaction or SEIS, EIS, EMI, Entrepreneurs relief transaction. The advantage is peace of mind. Our HMRC tax clearance service includes: Availability of tax…

Social enterprise entrepreneurs emerge

Increasingly, an organisation’s objective is not just profit, but social or environmental change. Frequently, clients’ investment propositions are social or environmental impact, alongside good returns for investors and owners. Social enterprise vs corporate social responsibilty Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, became…

Directors: dividends & avoidance transactions

A recent High Court decision further pressurises company directors, when paying dividends, to comply with their fiduciary duties and directors’ responsibilities. The High Court said a dividend paid during a period of poor financial performance was “a transaction at an…