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Covid-19: a new landscape for business valuations

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EBITDAC

EBITDAC is the new acronym which has been much discussed recently as businesses and their advisers get to grips with how to adjust valuations to take into account the impact of Covid-19. Does this further increase uncertainty in an already unsettled M&A market and how much are we really going to see it used?

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Business alert: Temporary extensions to filing documents at Companies House

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Companies House

On 27 June 2020, the Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) came in to force.

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To apply or not to apply to the Court of Protection?

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Power of Attorney

That is the question… which many Attorneys should be asking themselves when spending a Donor’s money, and a question many advisers should be aware needs to be asked.

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Is it time to review your lockdown Will?

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One area where there has been much debate in the legal sector over the past few months is in relation to the preparation and execution of Wills. Many firms saw a huge increase in demand for will instructions in March and April and it is inevitable that there will also have been an increase in the number of Wills that were made at home, without professional assistance.

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Frontline carers exempt from inheritance tax

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Doctor

The families of frontline carers are to be exempt from inheritance tax should they die as a result of Covid-19 through the course of their work thanks to an exemption to legislation first created for serving personnel and emergency services.

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The valuable domicile election – don’t miss out

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valuable domicile election

Domicile is the keystone to inheritance tax (‘IHT’). Where a married couple or registered civil partners are both UK domiciled or both non-UK domiciled, the full spousal exemption applies.

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Returning to work in the coronavirus world: Part 3 – Working from Home

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Working from home

In this third and final part of our “Returning to work” series, we examine the pros and cons of working from home and issues employers need to consider if staff continue to work from home on a longer term basis.

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EMI options: amends to commitment of working time and disqualifying events

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EMI schemes

We are pleased to report that on 26 June, the Government tabled an amendment to Schedule 5 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 which will come as a relief to companies with EMI Schemes and holders of EMI options.

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Group B Strep Awareness Month – what you need to know about this year’s event

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The 1st July 2020 marks the beginning of Group B Strep Support Awareness Month and this blog looks at how we can all get involved in saving babies’ lives.

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Care home visitors: striking the balance between rights and responsibilities

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Care home visitors

With many care homes starting to think about opening up to visitors again, it is important that operators strike the right balance between their legal responsibilities to safeguard their staff and residents and the rights of their residents and families.

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The Government’s plan to rebuild post-coronavirus: a highway to recovery?

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Is the Government’s announcement of support for infrastructure a boon for the construction sector, or does it have the potential to create a two-tier industry?

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When Annual General Meetings met coronavirus

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The AGM season traditionally kicks off in April, but the coronavirus outbreak has caused havoc with these annual events as countries restricted travel and banned mass gatherings. As a result, a number of large companies, including well-known high street names, have held their AGMs behind closed doors with shareholders being unable to attend or provide real-time questioning.

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