Corporate Tax & Employee Incentives
Tax is a key consideration at every major stage of a company's life.
Clients may be starting off a new business venture, looking to raise finance or invest, incentivising management or other employees, dealing with the departure of key owner managers, bringing in new blood, moving on or selling up. We are expert in helping our clients to achieve their commercial objectives in a way which mitigates tax risk and maximises tax efficiency.
The key areas on which we advise include M&A, buy-outs, buybacks, reorganisations, investment, debt structuring, transfer pricing, capital gains tax planning, partnerships, VAT planning, stamp duty and employee incentive arrangements.
Our clients range from individuals and entrepreneurs to global listed groups, including large media, advertising and newspaper groups, house-hold brand names, venture capitalists and funds.
Freelancer tax: What ad agencies need to know29 November 2018
The Chancellor, who has dubbed himself ‘Fiscal Phil’, announced in the Budget the latest measure to combat what HMRC calls “false self-employment”. There will be a fundamental reform of who bears the risk of PAYE and NIC under the IR35 rules. However there are concerns that this change will simply make it harder to engage freelancers without a disproportionate compliance cost.
Budget 2018. What a wonderful surprise! No really, you shouldn’t have!30 October 2018
It was my birthday recently, so I was delighted when the Chancellor told me he had got me a present. A Budget! It was a little late, distinctly homemade, and wrapped in a spreadsheet (natch) - but I was fascinated to find out what was inside. In other words, here is a selection of key tax changes for business that were announced in the Budget.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Technical Associates Group23 July 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of the Technical Associates Group (“TAG”), a specialist technical content and digital marketing business focused on the industrial engineering sector, on 12 July 2018.
Sara Cohen writes for Architect’s Choice03 July 2018
In an article for Architect's Choice, Sara Cohen discusses the concept of business owners sharing ownership with employees.
Matthew Rowbotham writes for PR Week: Is PR ready to share? The employee ownership alternative to the agency model29 June 2018
In an article for PR Week, Matthew Rowbotham comments on how employee ownership uptake has, generally, remained confined to a few core sectors, and asks, is PR ready to share?
Update on the new tax rules for payments in lieu of notice16 February 2018
New tax rules will mean that income tax and national insurance contributions (“NICs”) must be paid on all payments in lieu of notice (“PILONs”) with effect from 6 April 2018.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of The Brandwidth Group Limited08 February 2018
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next 15, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of The Brandwidth Group, a UK based digital innovation agency on 6 February 2018.
The Damp Squid Budget?22 November 2017
Yes, yes, I know the phrase is “damp squib”. Call it pedant bait if you like. And the Chancellor (like everyone else) seems to be Blue Planet crazy, so you may detect a salty theme in this Budget update. Anyway, let’s dive into the icy waters of the latest Budget and see what monsters lurk beneath.