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How to apply for advance assurance from HMRC for an EMI share option scheme

To ensure that the EMI share option scheme being proposed meets the qualifying criteria it is important that you seek advance assurance from HMRC. This will enable HMRC to clarify any grey areas while reducing any uncertainty for the parties involved. Each advance assurance application is made by preparing and sending a letter to HMRC together with supporting documentation.

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Advance Subscription Agreement: How they work and how to ensure SEIS/EIS compliance

Early stage companies with high growth aspire to gain quick and stable investment in order to survive. Traditional mechanisms of fundraising, including debt and equity investment are becoming less popular given the time, documentation and often disproportionate costs incurred. With the increased availability of private capital and seed enterprise investment scheme (“SEIS”) and enterprise investment […]

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How to Register a Charge over a Company

A charge can be registered by any interested party, and a company need not register a charge itself. Generally, the lender or the lender’s agent will register the charge. The form needed to register the particulars of a charge is Form MR01 where the charge has been created with or evidenced by an instrument.

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The Benefits Of Being A Self Employed Solicitor

The exacting demands of law firms on their employed solicitors combined with the ever more limited career advancement options and the inability of remuneration to make up for the life scarifies required to keep your job means that an increasing number of practising lawyers are starting to consider the opportunity of self employment as a better way to develop their career. This article explores some of the main reasons why many more lawyers should be looking to develop their careers as self-employed solicitors.

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