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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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Why and how growth share schemes are used

If you are stuck for an alternative to an Enterprise Management Incentive (“EMI”) share option because your company is not a qualifying one, or because the person you want to incentivise does not work enough hours, then you may need to look no further than growth shares.

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How to Register a Charge over a Company

Last updated on January 8th, 2020 at 08:44 amWhat is a Charge? A charge is the security that a company gives for a loan, such as a mortgage. There are two types of charges: A fixed charge, which often occurs when a company takes out a loan to acquire assets such as a building or […]

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The Benefits Of Being A Consultant 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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How To Produce A Status Determination Statement For IR35

Liquidation preference provisions: What are they and how can they be used?

Last updated on December 18th, 2019 at 04:39 pmLiquidation preference provisions In simple terms, liquidation preference provisions determine the order in which the company’s investors/stockholders will receive their money back, and how much the investors/stockholders are entitled to in the event that the company is liquidated. These provisions are particularly appealing to investors who are […]

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