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Expert opinion: Five reasons to take out a lasting power of attorney for your business

Written by Alison Griffiths on .

Alison Griffiths


We regularly hear about the benefits of lasting powers of attorney and their relevance in personal life, but all too often the importance of a lasting power of attorney for your business is overlooked.

However, just as an individual’s LPA – whether one for health and welfare, or for property and financial affairs – allows you to appoint attorneys to manage your affairs should you become incapacitated, a business lasting power of attorney offers the same protection to your business.

Expert advice: A beginner's guide to R&D credits

Written by Peter Doe on .

Peter Doe


The government has set aside a pot of money specifically to help businesses invest in research and development, and while many larger businesses have taken advantage of Research & Development Tax Credits, many smaller businesses are missing out – simply because they don’t know the credits exist.

Expert opinion: The one thing businesses can do right now to prepare for Brexit

Written by James Monk on .

James Monk


Brexit is all rather tricky for companies at the moment because they are confused. They just don’t know what to do. They have seen negotiations in full flow, they have seen them stop and now start again this week.

Companies have been marched up the proverbial hill and told that they must get things ready for Brexit and EU transition, but had a number of false dawns. So I am not surprised that firms are confused and don’t know what to do.

Expert opinion: Where are all the candidates?

Written by Dan Barfoot on .

Dan Barfoot


With the Coronavirus pandemic causing an economic downturn affecting both businesses and individuals, many are deeming 2020 to be the ‘Age of the Employer’. With high levels of redundancies, many believe that businesses have the pick of the crop when it comes to attracting talent.

However, if this is truly the case, then we wouldn’t see employers regularly advertising for the same positions, struggling to find the right talent for their teams. So, is this really an employer’s market, or do employees still have the upper hand and is there anything we can do to make it the best of both worlds?

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