Opportunities for overseas companies: Doing business from the UK

Overseas companies can do business from the UK by establishing a presence in a UK Freeport with accompanying tax advantages. It can be for services or goods, and then sold on the internal market or exporting tariff free to countries with which the UK has a Free Trade Agreement e.g. Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.  […]

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UK Immigration Rules: New routes – individuals

2022 is a big year for UK immigration! The Government has announced some major changes to the system for UK work visas already and it plans to announce more later this year. It will introduce the main changes from April to August. Businesses should take note and take appropriate action now. Investor Visa For many […]

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Pensions Freedoms for inter-generational Planning

The mere mention of the word Pension for many people creates an instant sense of boredom, complexity and jargon! A minefield of rules and regulations as well as being told by everyone from government to our parents that we are not setting enough aside for retirement, is usually “the nail in the coffin” to the […]

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Helping Businesses Survive Tough Times

When it comes to the government’s approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, the terms innovative, bold, timely and proactive do not immediately come to mind. Yet, for a moment in summer 2020, this appeared to be the case when the government announced the first new insolvency process in 35 years to assist firms dealing with the […]

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Business Relief and BAD Rate Relief (Entrepreneur’s Relief!)

Business Relief can play a key role in Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning for anyone, however it should be of particular interest to SME business owners.   Business Relief, or Business Property Relief as it used to be known, was first introduced in the 1976 Finance Act. It was introduced to ensure that, after the death of the […]

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The Legal Sector Must Support the Lifeblood of the Economy

SMEs make a massive contribution to the economy and represent almost half the country’s private sector turnover with a combined annual turnover of £1.8 trillion, sustaining about 60% of all private sector jobs.  According to a recent survey, only 13% regarded lawyers as cost effective and almost half would only use legal service providers as […]

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Directors face increasing risk of personal liability and criminal prosecution

Amid the human tragedy of the loss of life resulting from the corona virus pandemic, some of the financial consequences of the crisis and new legislation brought in by the government in response to these problems have not received anywhere near the amount of press coverage and scrutiny that would have been expected in more […]

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The Importance of Insurance

There are two schools of perspective when it comes to insurance: 1.       Insurance is a waste of money.  Pay a premium, never claim and round it comes again the following year, and there is no return.  Plus, it takes time we do not have; or 2.       Insurance saved my business, when the {insert disaster situation […]

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Steps to be taken in relation to trademarks and designs

Steps to be taken in relation to trademarks and designs since the advent of the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement –        Make a note of the new UK registration numbers along with the due renewal dates. –        File new UK trade mark and design applications in relation to any pending EU applications:  any EU trade […]

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Calling All Developers – Are You Commonhold Ready?

Pankaj Patel is TBC’s commercial and property lawyer who combines his wide legal skills with many years’ of entrepreneurial experience. The concept of Commonhold has been around since 2002 but there has been very little take up by developers.  However, now that there has been escalating criticism of leasehold properties, the time may now have […]

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