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EMI Options: Approval granted

By Ben Watson As mentioned in our previous update, the tax reliefs associated with Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) options are technically a form of state aid and therefore require approval from the EU Commission.  Two days before the deadline of 7 April 2018, HMRC announced that the UK had failed to renew its EU state aid […]

Avoid World Cup marketing own goals this summer

By Jo Pritchard The 2018 FIFA World Cup is to shortly kick off in Russia. Amidst the excitement, it is important to remember a few key dos and don’ts for any planned marketing campaigns. With a global audience of more than 3 billion, it will be tempting to capitalise on the football fever with World […]

Independent review of building regulations and fire safety

The catastrophic events of the evening of 14 June 2017 which led to the tragic loss of 71 lives at Grenfell Tower has cast a spotlight on the system relating to the design, construction and maintenance of high-rise and complex buildings. In the wake of the disaster, the government announced an independent review of building […]

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Two more partners join long list of Morgan Cole defectors

Two more partners are quitting Morgan Cole, taking the number of partner-level departures from the troubled firm to a staggering 60 in just five years. Corporate finance rainmaker Duncan MacIntosh, who has been focusing on the Thames Valley, is joining the Cardiff office of Palser Grossman. Sources close to Morgan Cole described Jenkins and MacIntosh […]

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Watson Burton raids local rival for private client chief

Newcastle firm Watson Burton has bolstered its private client department with the appointment the head of private client at local rival Hay & Kilner. Keith Hately, who joined Watson Burton on Monday (8 December), will co-head the firm’s private client department alongside current head Kris Andersen. Commenting on Hately’s appointment Watson Burton senior partner Andrew […]

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