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03 May 2016

What are the top 3 legal issues facing private clients?

By Stuart Hatcher I was pleased to be invited recently by LexisNexis Private Client to film an interview for their hot topics series. I discussed some of the most topical legal issues that can arise for private clients and focussed on three main areas: 1. Wills and planning for a...

28 April 2016

PwC seeks young fast-growth companies in Northern Ireland for 2016 Ignite technology race

Ignite – PwC’s accelerator programme for young Northern Ireland technology companies, is looking for its second round of fast-growth companies to help them break into international markets in 2016. Launched in 2015, four local companies won places on the Ignite accelerator programme. This year, five of Northern Ireland’s most dynamic,...

18 April 2016

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

The Family Business Road Trip: Putting great British family businesses on the map April 19 sees the start of our tour of some of the UK’s most successful family businesses with the launch of The Family Business Road Trip in Hull. This is an innovative event that celebrates the essential...

12 April 2016

The next generation of family business leaders are ambitious to drive change but struggle with getting their voices heard

Great expectations: The next generation of family business leaders survey 2016 View the full 2016 findings 70% of next generation leaders have worked outside the family business to gain experience. Almost 70% would bring in experienced non-family managers to help modernise and professionalise the workplace. More than half worry they...

11 April 2016

Final few days to enter the 2016 UK Private Business Awards

Don't run out of time to enter the the 2016 UK Private Business Awards - often referred to as the Diamonds - which celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to communities and the UK economy. The nomination period runs until Friday 15 April 2016. The deadline...

07 April 2016

Great Innovation Challenge 2016

As proud supporters of the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), PwC is running the Great Innovation Challenge 2016, in partnership with the GREAT Britain campaign, to find innovative businesses to showcase at the festival which takes place in Liverpool from 13 June to 1 July. IFB2016 is fast approaching,...

Is your FD a ‘bean counter’ or a key seat at the table?

By Neil Philpott, Assurance Director, Private Business I meet a lot of entrepreneurs, many of whom are able to tell a fantastic story of how next year they will be millionaires and their idea will be the next big thing. Many have learned a thing or two in PR from...

04 April 2016

Are you making the most of the Government’s innovation tax relief?

The Government invest approximately £1.75b annually on their research and development tax reliefs’ scheme to encourage UK businesses to innovate. Companies that are engaged in research and development (R&D) activities can claim tax reliefs on the cost of these activities and for many UK businesses that means they could receive...

01 April 2016

Join us for the IncuBus Future of Work at PwC Passing Out Parade

The inaugural IncuBus Future of Work incubator programme hosted with PwC is drawing to a close. The seven teams on the programme have been working intensely alongside supporters, IBM and Interchange, our mentors and our partners. They have some exciting milestones to share at our ‘Passing Out Parade’ on April...

29 March 2016

Yorkshire Post Business Awards 2016 - open for entries

THE Yorkshire Post's flagship Excellence in Business Awards for 2016, which honour the brightest and best enterprises in our region, are open for your entries. The awards, which were established in 2006, are open to firms of all shapes and sizes and PwC is once again proud to be a...

23 March 2016

#PrivateBizChat: 19 May, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

PwC's Private Business team are hosting their seventh #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat on the 19 May, 12.30pm - 1.30pm which will focus on fast growth businesses. The UK is a hotbed of talented entrepreneurs, but one of the top three issues that comes up time and again for fast growth companies...

Exploring the implications of Budget 2016

Budget 2016: The impact for Private Businesses PwC's Private Business team are hosting their sixth #PrivateBizChat Twitter chat today, 23 March, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. This months chat focuses on the issues facing private businesses following the Chancellor's Budget last Wednesday (16 March). Private Business leader, Suzi Wolfson (@suzildavis) will chair...

22 March 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...

16 March 2016

Budget 2016: Implications for Private Businesses

Budget 2016: Implications for Private Businesses Following Chancellor George Osborne's Budget announcement to Parliament, Dipan Shah, Private Business Partner at PwC discusses the key impacts for private businesses. Video coming soon. For more informaiton, please contact Dipan Shah or your local tax contact. For our full Budget analysis, please visit...

Budget 2016: PwC comments on new allowance for 'micro entrepreneurs'

PwC comments on new allowance for 'micro entrepreneurs' John Steveni, tax partner at PwC, said: "The new £1,000 allowance for micro entrepreneurs is aimed partly to clear up the confusion around what tax must be declared on peer-to-peer income. The allowance isn't restricted to the so called sharing economy, and...

Budget 2016: PwC comments on the impact for small businesses

Ttax director at PwC, Natalie Langley comments on the impact for small businesses: "The Chancellor announced his intention to put “rocket boosters on the back of enterprise”. It's fantastic to see support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. They account for a significant amount of employment and innovation in the UK...

Budget 2016: (Mainly) good news for private businesses and their owners

A Budget making the UK more attractive to entrepreneurs. Dipan Shah, partner and London private business tax leader at PwC, said: Businesses There were a number of positive measures which will no doubt be welcomed by private businesses and their owners including a further reduction in the rate of Corporation...

Implications of Budget 2016 from Gordon Singer

Against the backdrop of the slowing global economy and a "dangerous cocktail of risks", the Chancellor delivered a Budget for the next generation. George Osborne introduced further fiscal tightening, promising a return to surplus in just four years' time. He emphasised the potential negative implications and the disruptive uncertainty that...

Budget 2016: PwC comments on small business rates

Commenting on small business rates, Phil Vernon, business rates leader at PwC, said: "Increasing the small business rates multiplier to capture properties with a rateable value of up to £50,000 is a good headline grabber, but will only save business between £160 at the bottom of the scale and £600...

11 March 2016

Family Offices: The Year in 2015, and the year ahead.

2015 was a strong year for family offices, and for our own growing family offices team across the firm. I thought I’d summarise some of the most useful areas of the UBS Family Office Report 2015 and include some information that we’ve gathered speaking with clients in the first three...