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Employee shareholder scheme squeezes in

What changed. The changes made to get it through the Lords affected the employment law aspects of the Act. The scheme may be used by companies that …

Taxes

How to Become a Technical Co-Founder on the Quick

With entrepreneurs groaning about the lack of technology co-founders and CTOs in the market and Code.org projecting there will be one million more tech jobs than people in 2020, intensive developer programs are popping up all over the country in an attempt to close the skill gap.<p>These programs are …

San Francisco

Tax efficient company financing

If you want to raise cash for your company, the Enterprise Investment Scheme offers tax incentives to draw in outside investors. But these tax breaks …

Finance

Who’s behind me?

HISTORY is littered with powerful people undone by hubris. Julius Caesar should have ignored the cheers of the Roman crowd and paid heed to the …

New rules on company loans to directors

New rules apply to most directors who borrow money from their company. Until now if they repaid this within nine months of the end of its accounting …

RTI update

PAYE Real Time Information is now in full swing and as expected is suffering quite a few teething problems. We’ve picked up on a couple that seem to …

Employment

The week in 10 pics | Salon.com

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What if the best thing we could do for our children is just to leave them alone? 'In Europe and America alike, many kids today are effectively under house arrest.' Jay Griffiths on why modern parenting is making our children miserable: http://gu.com/p/3ffyx/tw?CMP=NECNETTXT766 Photograph: Joel Redman/Gallery Stock

After austerity, what?

LIKE France’s François Hollande a year ago, Italy’s Enrico Letta rushed to Berlin immediately after taking power, and with a similar message: Italy …

Which? poll says many 'borrowing money for food'

<b>One in five UK households borrowed money or used savings to cover food costs in April, a Which? survey says.</b><p>It suggests the equivalent of five million households used credit cards, overdrafts or savings to buy food.<p>The consumer group tracks the spending habits and behaviours of 2,000 people every …

Human Geography

10 historic places to stay in the UK

The Warren House, Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire<p>This cottage, built in the 18th century for Kimbolton Castle's keeper of the rabbits (hence its name), was …

It's time to drive recovery in all the UK. It's time for a Manchester budget

We are an economy in recovery, but a slow one. Without growth it will be difficult to reduce the deficit. However, infrastructure spending is crucial …

Young unemployed people are using text speak when applying for jobs, employers say. R U evN surprZd? http://www.metro.co.uk/txtspk

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Know your figures

The key to running a successful business, no matter what size of turnover or profit, is to know your numbers.<p>How much profit did you make last …

Small Business

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Britain's cycling infrastructure: what's it like where you are? A cross-party report by MPs recommends billions be spent on improving cycle provision. We want your images of cycle infrastructure where you are - is it fit for purpose? You can share your images via guardianwitness. http://gu.com/p/3fd22?CMP=SOCNETTXT6967 Photograph: Philip Ward

GDP figures 'voodoo' conceals northern woes, warns academic

The GDP figures were tainted by the more buoyant economic conditions in the south and that parts of the north were probably in a triple-dip …

PwC created 'extraordinary' structure 'to avoid tax on UK properties', say MPs

Tax experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers created a seven-tier, international corporate structure which MPs allege was designed to avoid UK tax on six …

Green and pleasant

<b>A peace map of Britain</b><p>THE continuing decline in crime rates in Britain, America and other rich countries is frequently noted, if not entirely …

Pound jumps as UK steers clear of triple dip

Britain has escaped an unprecedented triple-dip recession after the economy grew by a forecast-busting 0.3pc in the first three months of the year.<p>The pound jumped 1.2pc against the dollar to $1.5450 on hopes of a nascent recovery and as traders speculated that the better-than-expected result would …

Is Caution Killing Your Career? 5 Risks You Can't Afford Not To Take

The fear barometer on our collective psyche has dialled up in recent weeks. Unless you’ve been off the grid and away from the headlines, you will have found it hard not to have been impacted by tragic and terrifying events in Boston, to the shocking images out of Waco, the continued carnage in the …

Tax efficient loan write-offs for family companies

In a family company it’s not unusual for the directors to borrow money from the business. But where it’s decided that the money doesn’t have to be …