Business Property Relief: A window of opportunity for business owners considering a business sale
Most successful business owners are, understandably, focused on running and growing their business, but this often comes at the expense of putting effective estate planning measures in place. This can prove costly in tax terms, particularly so in the case of a sale.
Succession planning in family companies: Keeping it in the family
In this article, we take a look at one method of succession planning in family-owned companies, using shares which are often referred to as 'freezer' and 'growth' shares. We also put the theory into practice with a case study example.
Business succession: Might cross option planning be the solution?
Many business owners, often having spent a lifetime building up their business, are keen to ensure that on their death, where possible, the business can continue, with the right management in place. Equally important to them is that the value of their interest in the business can be realised for the benefit of their family and loved ones, in a tax efficient way.
WBD supports Samling Institute for Young Artists
After a year where the hospitality and entertainment industry was hit hard it is a pleasure to attend concerts once again. This year Womble Bond Dickinson has continued their support for the Samling Institute for Young Artists, who we have supported for many years.
An introduction to ESG investing
There are many issues facing our society which have become hot topics under the spotlight of media attention. With the COP26 summit just around the corner, everyone is talking about climate change. And by taking the knee, the England men's and women's football teams continue to direct the conversation towards discrimination and equality. It is perhaps no surprise that against this backdrop we have seen a rapid rise in ESG investing.
Why we all need a Lasting Power of Attorney
The TV presenter, Kate Garraway's tragic situation highlighted that certain paperwork shouldn’t just be a priority for the elderly. Kate Garraway explained that the challenging and devastating circumstances the family found themselves in had been added to by the complications that came from her husband not having made a Lasting Power of Attorney.