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ADVISORY BOARDS

As we approach the holiday season, have you considered your strategic plans for the New Year? You may well not need help with setting your goals, but you may be interested in the best practice tools we use. And whilst we use our business development strategies when...

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HOW SHOULD I PLAN FOR INHERITANCE TAX (IHT)?

IHT is never an easy tax in that it raises all sorts of emotional and moral issues, as well as complex technical ones. So tread carefully!   Anyhow, whilst we’d always advise you to consult a professional, here’s some guidelines:  ...

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QUESTIONS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AND INDIVIDUALS

Shareholder/Partnership Agreement Do you have a formal shareholder/partnership agreement in place to protect your financial interests? Keyman Cover / Business Recovery Planning Which people are most important to the business and what are the financial implications to...

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BUSINESS EXPENSES FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

Self-employment and HMRC what you need to know  Whether you have been self-employed for a while or have recently started, there are some important things that you need to know about. Keeping accurate records for example is important as you use these to fill in...

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CHANGES

Ch-Ch-Changes Last week’s news that David Bowie had passed away was not only sad, but also surprising. And it made me wonder what you do in business when an unexpected event occurs? Contingency planning and disaster recovery, (particularly with regard to IT) are...

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APPLYING THE “ART OF ACTION” TO YOUR BUSINESS

By Simon Fawkes, Director – Business to Markets Ltd Most organisations suffer from too much planning that does not achieve the desired results. Increase the size of the organisation, the number of management layers and departments, and the problem only gets...

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ANOTHER CHANGE AT RIPE

Another change at Ripe: we are delighted to announce that Darshan Shah joined the Ripe team at the end of October. Darshan qualified as a charted accountant in 2003 and has a wealth of experience in management and statutory accounts, cash-flows and budgeting, audits,...

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MOVIE STARS

Last Friday,  Lucy Cooney and I became movie stars. Well nearly. We filmed the first in our series of “Ask the Expert” videos, Lucy being the social media expert and a natural big screen talent. The film crew set up camp very early in the morning at...

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WORLD CUP FEVER

As World Cup fever grows and there’s continued focus on the management team, with the latest being discussions over the inclusion of a sports psychiatrist, I came across the statement that “most leaders that fail, fail to get feedback”. And...

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RIPE INDIA

We are delighted to announce that Ripe India has commenced trading, providing support services to us here in London. Many of you will know that for the last 7 years we have enjoyed a very good working relationship with a company in Mumbai that had been taking care of...

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TAX AND SENIOR PUBLIC SERVANTS…

Here’s an interesting article from the guys over at BrassTax: We commented in February on the revelations about payments made to key executives by central and local government. Newsnight now reports that more than 2000 public sector workers seem to...

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