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Improving access to capital markets finance for SMEs

Improving access to capital markets finance for SMEs

There has been a recent focus, both at EU level and in the UK, on the need to improve access to capital markets finance for small and medium-sized enterprises. There are differing views on how best to achieve this: some advocate reduced, or more proportionate, standards of disclosure for SMEs, while others focus on improving the quality of the information disclosed as the key to increasing investor appetite.

June Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

June Private Client Briefing from Tax Journal

Key developments in the private client arena over recent weeks include the setting aside of a trust which had triggered unexpected tax charges; confirmation that entrepreneurs’ relief will not generally be available on the disposal of an asset used in a business; an indication that the accelerated payment notices regime is here to stay (at least for now); further evidence of HMRC refusing to apply its own stated guidance; and a case highlighting the investment nature of furnished holiday lets.

The Life and Soul

The Life and Soul

Lawyers, accountants, partners, HR. All have important roles to play in mergers and acquisitions. But as Mishcon de Reya partner Susan Freeman finds out, there may be a more important role in making sure mergers work.

Reuters: Richard Leedham comments on World Cup insurance

Reuters: Richard Leedham comments on World Cup insurance

In the event of a government being found guilty of fraud, any state-owned companies could face considerable difficulties in claiming compensation if insurers thought they were aware of the fraud and did not mention it, said Richard Leedham, insurance partner at law firm Mishcon de Reya.