Latest Blogs in Manufacturing
Jeannette Hume
7th December 2018 Budget Changes Encourage Investment

A number of measures contained in October’s budget were designed to increase investment made by UK businesses and aimed at raising the UK’s international competitiveness. Farmers anticipating expenditure on new commercial buildings or a large outlay on machinery, may find Chancellor Hammond’s changes both interesting and useful.   Let’s look first at the Structures and…

Philip Peters
8th November 2018 Capital allowances changes

A number of changes to capital allowances were announced at the Budget, including an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), for two years to £1 million, in relation to qualifying expenditure incurred from 1 January 2019. The AIA is currently £200,000 per annum. Complex calculations may apply to accounting periods which straddle 1 January…

Andrew Band
2nd November 2018 Increase in Annual Investment Allowance

The government has announced an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) to £1 million in relation to qualifying expenditure incurred from 1 January 2019. Since 1 January 2016 the AIA limit has been £200,000.  It may be worth deferring planned significant capital expenditure as, I am sure you will agree, the additional £800,000 relief…

Chris Ridgeon
6th February 2012 Sale of Pump Supplier Business

  Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Cambridgeshire, has successfully advised the shareholders of a pump supplier to a global competitor. The Whiting & Partners team, marketed the company for sale which led to a number of meetings and subsequent offers from a range of interested parties. The client, using the…

Jeannette Hume
18th September 2017 R&D Tax Relief: HMRC publish take-up report.

R&D tax relief, to provide government subsidies to those companies that develop innovation products, services or systems, has been with us for 17 years now. The latest HMRC R&D tax relief take-up report, encouragingly, shows that the following recent improvements to the scheme have increased the amount of tax relief claimed by 22% over the…

Ian Piper
18th October 2016 Wealth Protection

Once clients have built up a successful business, their focus will naturally evolve from business development to protecting the valuable they have buily up from the risks associated with running a business.

Jeannette Hume
7th October 2016 Preferred Exit

MBO: Self-funding £1m deal allows owners to retire. We have successfully advised the business owners of an engineering firm on its £1m buy out by the existing management team. Our team were initially approached by the business owners for exit planning advice. The owners had successfully built up an engineering business over 20 years and…

Richard Meadows
18th July 2016 Post BREXIT

BREXIT: What now for UK manufacturing? Now that the dust is beginning to settle following the UK voting to leave the EU, it is clear that it will take some time to determine what the economic infrastructure will be once we do finally reach the point of exit. One immediate effect, however, is the initial…

Richard Meadows
3rd March 2016 EU Referendum

EU: Good or bad for UK manufacturing? The announcement of the date for the In/Out of the EU referendum has stirred debate as to whether being within the EU is good or bad for UK manufacturing business. There is clearly no simple answer to the question, with various interest groups declaring themselves as yes or…

Steve Smith
30th November 2015 Business Asset Financing

Green Finance: Santander now lending on energy efficient CapEx. Santander, through their partners Macquarie Equipment Finance, have recently announced that they will lend on the following energy efficient asset purchases: Batteries/storage Biomass Boilers Boilers (condensing/gas) Building Management Systems CHP systems Energy Efficient Lighting (LED) Gas turbines Heating/ventilation air conditioning systems Metering Power factor correction Roof ventilation Solar…