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22 August 2016

UK Private Business Awards 2016: Technology innovation category

The annual UK Private Business Awards are in their sixth year. With only weeks until the winners are announced, we take a look at the businesses shortlisted for each of the categories. Businesses who entered the Technology Innovation category have to have developed an innovative product or service that has...

Changes to the taxation of non-domiciled individuals: further detail published

Speed read All commercial property will be revalued for business rates for the first time in seven years.  The new rates are effective 1 April 2017, based on revised rateable values of properties.  Draft revised rateable values will be notified in September 2016.  If a property owner disagrees with the...

19 August 2016

Growth Builder goes from strength to strength

PwC is delighted to announce their sponsorship of Growth Builder, an accelerator programme for scaling businesses which launched in May. Growth Builder launched in Feb 2016 and 48 ambitious high-growth businesses were selected for the growth programme designed by Government, universities, entrepreneurs and leading UK corporates? These businesses have on...

The count down to the UK Private Business Awards 2016 begins

The count down to the UK Private Business Awards 2016 begins The annual UK Private Business Awards are in their sixth year. The Awards recognise achievements and the important contribution that entrepreneurs and private businesses make to their community and the UK economy. The dynamic businesses demonstrate how the UK’s...

The COO Summit presented by Seedcamp and PwC

Friday, 9 September 2016 from 09:00 to 12:00 (BST) - Add to Calendar In partnership with PwC, Seedcamp brings together it’s first dedicated event for the COO and CFO community amongst its portfolio. This event is targeted towards companies who are currently scaling up towards Series A and beyond, but...

27 July 2016

Summer recess and update on changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals

Headlines The Summer 2015 Budget announced significant changes to the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals, due to be implemented from 6 April 2017. The full detail of how these changes are to be implemented is not yet known. We are unlikely to receive further detail before Parliament returns from summer...

21 July 2016

Clare Stirzaker to lead PwC’s UK family governance team

PwC, the professional services firm, is pleased to announce that Clare Stirzaker has been promoted to partner and will lead the UK family governance team, with a particular focus on the support PwC offer to the next generation of family business leaders. Clare trained and qualified as a trust and...

14 July 2016

Personal tax and withdrawing value from private businesses

By Ben Handley I was recently invited by LexisNexis Private Client to discuss some of the tax issues that private business owners face when they are looking to withdraw funds or realise capital from their companies. You can watch my video interview above.  Invariably there is a tax cost to...

12 July 2016

Double STEP shortlist success

Our private client team is delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards in the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) Private Client Awards 2016/17. These are: Accountancy Team of the Year Family Business Advisory Team of the Year Chairman of the Presiding Judges Paul Stibbard STEP said: “This...

08 July 2016

Nifty R&D helps small businesses claim R&D Tax Credits online

PwC recently launched the UK’s first online R&D claim preparation tool, Nifty R&D for start-ups and small companies. What is Nifty R&D? Did you know that companies carrying out R&D can make an R&D claim and receive cash back from HMRC of up to 33% of their R&D expenditure? Many...

06 July 2016

How to get the most value from your business

For a valuations specialist, gaining an opportunity to discuss value vs price in the current environment is both challenging and interesting as I find that most people tend to think about value only when a deal is on the near horizon. My experience tells me however, that it is those...

04 July 2016

The surge in FinTech start-ups – but are they pursuing all the R&D funding available?

The growth of the FinTech sector is exceeding all predictions and continues to play an influential role in the Financial Services industry, driving innovation and threatening to disrupt existing, well established businesses. According to the recent PwC global Fintech survey, funding of FinTech start-ups more than doubled in 2015 reaching...

29 June 2016

UK Private Business Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

PwC is delighted to announce the shortlist for the sixth annual UK Private Business Awards, often referred to as the Diamonds. The finalists have been selected from over a thousand entries from private businesses across the UK and reflect the increasing diversity in the private business landscape. The Awards recognise...

27 June 2016

SME growth strategies in a post Brexit world

Webcast: 6 July 2016, 3.00pm BST The UK has voted to leave the European Union. Whilst it’s far too early to draw conclusions on the long impact to UK SMEs, business owners cannot afford to sit back and wait. In our webinar on 6th July at 3pm, Sage and PwC...

22 June 2016

UK Private Business Awards - London Regional Qualifiers 2016

By Gemma Clark On 29 June the UK Private Business Awards 2016 short-list will be announced, ahead of the annual awards dinner on 15 September.   We had a great response from companies entering the awards programme this year, on 14 June 2016 we held a regional dinner to celebrate...

21 June 2016

The Family Business Road Trip: Putting great British family businesses firmly on the map

Family Business United is delighted to showcase some of the key findings from the Family Business Road Trip 2016 which was sponsored by PwC. With family businesses accounting for more than 3 million firms in the UK, providing 9.2 million jobs and generating £1.1 trillion turnover (almost 25% of UK...

20 June 2016

'Accelerate with PwC' on 1 July

PwC is proud to be an official supporter of ACCELERATE, the signature event of International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016). The event is taking place on the last day of IFB2016 on Friday 1st July 2016 at the main festival venue, Exhibition Centre Liverpool. ACCELERATE 2016 Big name speakers, 800...

18 June 2016

SME E-News: Growing your business - latest edition

Welcome to the latest edition of PwC's Growing your business. Each edition should provide you with useful insight and tips and experiences from other SME's, so you can apply the things that will work best in your business to support your long term growth. In this edition, we focus on...

10 June 2016

Family Business of the Year Awards 2016

The winners of the Family Business of the Year Awards, organised by Family Business United and sponsored by PwC, were announced on 2 June at an awards ceremony at the May Fair Hotel, in London. Bagnalls, the nationwide painting and decorating business from Shipley in Yorkshire, was awarded top prize...

08 June 2016

Could you be eligible to claim up to 33% of your R&D spend?

Many start-ups and small businesses are missing out on claiming up to 33% cashback on their R&D spend as they aren't aware of the R&D tax credit regime, incorrectly don't believe they qualify or find it too hard to claim. HMRC has recently committed to making the regime as accessible...