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If I buy a business do I need to register for VAT

You must register if your total VAT taxable turnover for the last 12 months was over £85,000 (the VAT threshold

TUPE transfer – what it means when you sell your business

The law in the UK protects employees’ rights when the business they work in is sold or is transferred to another business.

Will I pay Capital Gains Tax when I sell my business?

What is Capital Gains Tax
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a tax on profit (‘gains’) made on the disposal or sale of ‘chargeable assets’ when selling your business.

Thinking of employing staff

6 things you need to know if you are buying a business that has staff or you are thinking of employing someone.

Selling a Business – Key Things To Know

If you run your own business at some point you will decide the time is ripe for a change. The most common reasons we hear are:

Sales of alcohol and tobacco were the main driver behind a surprise rise in overall UK retail sales in April.

Sales of alcohol and tobacco were the main driver behind a surprise rise in overall UK retail sales in April.

What is a rental deposit?

This is where you deposit between three and six months rent with your Landlord as security against you not paying the rent or committing other breaches of the Lease. You should consider carefully the basis upon which this sum is returnable to you.

Difference between Leasehold & Freehold

Leasehold means that you own the property, but the freeholder owns the land upon which the property is built. This gives you the right to occupy the property for as long as the Lease is valid. Freehold, on the other hand, means that you own the property and the land upon which the property stands

Main reasons why clients sell their businesses

Selling a business is very personal. What makes it harder is that it’s often an emotional process because you may have spent quite a lot of time building up the business to the standards and profitability it now achieves.

Malcolm Watkins will be speaking at Business For Sale Live, ExCel, London

Malcolm is speaking at 2pm on Wednesday 27th November at Businesses For Sale Live as part of The Business Show. Get your free ticket here.

Why use a Business Broker to sell your Business?

An interesting article by our friends at about why its a good idea to sell your Business through a Business Broker and what to look for when choosing one.

Price Reduction – Now £65,000+sav

Ringwood Public House with 5 letting rooms, a self contained flat along with spacious owners accommodation.

New to Market – Somerset Village Free House

This extremely well presented turnkey Public House prides itself as being the heart of the local community and is well supported with several Skittles and Darts teams. It also offers Newspapers for sale and customers collect them on a daily basis.

Fantastic Opportunity – Price reduced to £99,9950

Thriving business which designs and installs Interior Plantation Shutters that generates a turnover in the region of £565,000 per year with high gross profit margins.

Another Falcon Success!

Bombadingas Children's Play Centre sold by Falcon Commercial. We would like to wish Helen Naylor every success with her new venture

Grab A Bargain!! Plymouth C-Store now £30,000

Busy Plymouth Convenience Store which was established in 2009 when the store was given a major refit. It is now reluctantly being offered to the market as the vendor wishes to relocate.


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