Government Measures to Support Businesses

Only a few weeks ago, I was worrying about the effect of the new IR35 rules on our clients and on our business, because so many of our clients are freelancers.  Now those days seem like a carefree age as we worry about the health of ourselves and our loved ones, and...

What is a Shareholders’ Agreement and when is one needed

A Shareholders’ Agreement is a private agreement – generally drawn up by a lawyer – between some or all of the shareholders of a Company. It documents information about the relationship between the shareholders; what will happen in certain eventualities (e.g....

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Explained – Marriage and Divorce

When a person gives/sells shares, investment properties etc. to a spouse, the transfer is deemed to be at a no gain/no loss value – so no CGT to pay. By transferring a half share of an investment property to your spouse prior to selling it, you can double the tax-free...

How does owning shares in a Company work?

Limited Companies in the UK are generally limited by shares representing the ownership of the Company. So if the Company issued 100 shares and you own 1 – you own 1% of the Company.  Shares come with certain rights, the most common type being an Ordinary share –...