Corporate advisory

We advise companies and shareholders on the life journey of their business, from start to finish. We have the skills and experience to advise on the ever-changing tax world wherever you are on your journey.

If you’ve worked hard to get your business ready for sale, you don’t want to run the risk of losing out to unnecessary tax costs.

We can advise you on all forms of transactions, guiding you through the process to make sure you have everything tax related in the right place. We can help you in the initial stages of agreeing the structure of the deal, through to seeking clearance from HMRC and providing you with the peace of mind that the tax is sorted. We do all this working alongside your other advisors whilst making sure things run smoothly.

There are many reasons why a business may have evolved into a position whereby it needs to change. In preparation for a sale, there may be changes to individual objectives even up to the point of disagreement between shareholders. Maybe the structure is just over complicated for where the business is now and needs simplification.

We take the time to understand the business and the shareholder’s objectives; where they are right now and where they want to be. We help guide you along that journey, to get you from A to B in the most tax efficient way possible.

Buying and developing assets can be an expensive job – even more so if you miss out on the available tax reliefs. We take the time first to understand your plans and then to review your expenses with you, to claim the maximum relief available to you.

Capital allowance matters can become complicated and challenging, the right thing to do isn’t always clear. We can cut through the noise and the jargon and get you the best result possible.

R&D relief is much wider than you may first think – it isn’t all to do with people in lab coats!

We work directly with you to understand what you have done, how it fits within the tax rules and then help you to identify the underlying costs which could benefit from relief. We have a robust approach – we probe everything to ensure that we could defend a challenge from HMRC down the line, playing devil’s advocate and documenting what we do to support the claim.

We don’t work on contingent fees – we don’t believe in being incentivised to push a claim beyond its limits. We simply get to a solid result so that you can make an informed decision on where to go with a claim.

Compliance is much more than form filling, and when it comes to corporation tax, the goalposts seem to continually shift. We can help you deal with the process, take away the burden and help ensure you claim any eligible reliefs along the way.
Share schemes can be used for many reasons. We help you navigate through the legislations and implications of schemes to find the most tax advantageous way of utilising them. Rewarding your people is one of the best ways to encourage loyalty and engagement within a team and using a share scheme is a great way to look after the long-term plans for your people. See more about what we can offer around share schemes here.

If you’re a startup or young business raising investment, we can help you through the process where investors are wanting to benefit from one of these tax efficient schemes. We can review your position to make sure you’re meeting any relevant conditions and seek assurance from HMRC on this. This means an investor can invest with confidence.

We make the process as painless as possible by guiding you through all the necessary checks, forms and queries that might arise.

If it’s tax that’s foxing you, we’ll fix it for you.

Get in touch with our experts today to get the answers you need.