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Julie Meyer
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David Pollock
Richard O'Sullivan

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A quick round-up of what to expect in the upcoming Budget, by Elaine Clark, managing director of

After what has felt for many like an eternity, auto-enrolment has finally arrived. As the UK’s largest employers complete the process, now is an ideal time to consider some of the lessons learned so that employers with auto-enrolment on the agenda for 2013 can avoid some of the pain and pitfalls that may occur along the way. Simon Pickerill, employee benefit consultant at Barclays Corporate and Employer Solutions, looks at the major considerations.

As the self-assessment deadline looms (31 January), Celso Pinto, chief executive officer of Simple Tax, shares his tax-related tips.

Not everyone needs to complete a Self-Assessment Tax Return (SATR), but for those who do, it’s not always straight forward.

When is a pound not always a pound? Well the simple answer is when it is owed by a debtor. All the hard work has been done; the product or service has been delivered on time and at the agreed price. All that remains is for the customer to pay.

Jamie Jemmeson, a trader with Global Reach Partners, looks at the foreign exchange (FX) issues facing UK-based importers and exporters, as well as some of the tools that can help them negotiate an unpredictable market.

The thought of paying inheritance tax (IHT) can leave you feeling irritated. If you’ve worked hard to build a business and paid income and corporation tax then it can feel as though paying IHT is like being taxed twice.

With much of a typical financial plan focusing on acquiring, protecting, using and enjoying wealth, you may have overlooked the key consideration of how best to pass on wealth. Phil Sidebottom, wealth advisor at Barclays Manchester, offers some guidance on the benefits of including the use of trusts within your planning process.

David Beaty, HSBC’s regional commercial director for the North, gives advice on business disruption.

By Phil Sidebottom, wealth advisor, Barclays Manchester

With the last-minute rush to utilise your annual allowances and submit returns well and truly behind you, it's on to 2012-13 and what better time to fulfil that main tax year end resolution you no doubt made to yourself: to utilise your available allowances in 2012!

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.