Stephanie Spicer is an editor at Bonhill Group

Exit Strategies

Books for summer reading take a focus on the future

Some books for summer reading deal with making a business a success, selling that business and entering retirement and using the body's physical intelligence to live a stress free, happier life.

Growth Planning

Taking a business to new ownership – key steps to take

Taking a business to new ownership, in particular an owner managed business with a sole director looking to the next stage, requires the following of key steps. Tom Gallop, at accountants BKL explains how one client succeeded.


Regional business growth – investors called on to narrow the gap

High net worth investors being called on to support small, growing and regional businesses and business owners looking for investment are the focus of a campaign by business backers.

Financial Management

MTD explained – what it all means and why there’s no need to panic

Despite much heralding as to its arrival Making Tax Digital is still confusing many small and growing businesses. Emily Coltman of FreeAgent offers an explanation of what it all means and what business owners need to do.

Human Resources

Off-payroll reforms misunderstood by the self-employed

There are calls from contractor and freelancer representatives for the off-payroll (IR35) reforms, due to be applied to the private sector, to be stopped.

Growth Planning

Book review – plus your chance to get hold of a free copy

Your Business, Your Family, Their Future - How to ensure your family enterprise thrives for generations by Emily Griffiths-Hamilton

Growth Planning

AIM for growth businesses looking to scale up is still an option

AIM used to be the first port of call for growth companies looking to fund raise. To be so again it needs to attract institutional interest and improve transparency and governance, argues Ivan Sedgwick of LGB & Co

Alternative Finance for Business

IW Capital EIS investment in golf membership initiative PlayMoreGolf

As it announces funding for new golf membership initiative PlayMoreGolf, IW Capital highlights that Brexit, despite the delay, won't hinder prospects for small companies in the UK

Human Resources

IR35 guidance: a guide for employers using self employed workers

IR35 guidance for employers who engage with self-employed consultants or contractors is thin on the ground from the government. Pam Loch of Loch Associates Group provides a guide to help employers prepare for the changes


HMRC extends deadline for £8m of funding for customs training

Businesses moving goods in and out of the EU can benefit from customs training and IT improvement grants from HMRC - the deadline to apply is being extended but only till the end of May

Human Resources

Off-payroll legislation and loan charge set to devastate UK plc

The loan charge and off-payroll legislation continue to cause concern - that damage done in the public sector will role into the private one.

Human Resources

Workplace pensions and keeping staff auto enrolled

As the increase in auto enrolment contributions to workplace pension schemes kicks in employers face a challenge in persuading employees to stay within the schemes. The benefits outweigh the time spent encouraging them.