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In Conversation With Kevin Artlett

The Intricacies of Credit Control: A Journey from Accidental Discovery to Passionate Advocacy In the world of finance, credit control and credit management are critical yet often underappreciated disciplines. Kevin Arlett’s journey into this field was not one of deliberate choice but rather a serendipitous stumble, a narrative not uncommon among professionals in this sector. […]

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A GENUINE QUERY OR JUST AN EXCUSE FOR NON-PAYMENT?

In a recent conversation with a client about the kind of ‘pain points’ they experience in day-to-day business they highlighted their frustration at not being paid on time by some clients. Probing this issue further, they went on to say that the problem was not always a case of not being able to speak with

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Employment Regulation Changes To Be Aware Of

Many employment law changes came into effect from April 2024, which could have an impact on your business. H-J Dobbie, Head of HR Consultancy at Azets, explores them below. 1. Holiday for variable hours contracts For holiday years starting in April 2024, businesses can revert to the 12.07% method for calculating holiday entitlement and pay

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How accreditation benefits businesses

Industry accreditation is independent recognition that an organisation meets the requirements of governing industry standards. It is a formal recognition process in which businesses meet predefined criteria and quality standards assessed by an independent accreditation body. Having accreditation as a business provides confidence to customers of the quality, competence, safety and reliability of their accredited

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Business Property Relief (BPR) and how it can help save Inheritance Tax

Business Property Relief (BPR) in the UK is a valuable tax relief designed to support business owners and their families by reducing the burden of Inheritance Tax (IHT). Under Inheritance Tax Act 1984, BPR allows qualifying business assets to be passed on free from IHT either during one’s lifetime or upon death. This relief plays

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Management buyouts: An attractive option for business owners looking to sell their company 

Selling a business is often viewed as a highly complex process, not least when trying to find the ideal buyer. This is why business owners should consider a management buyout (MBO) as an attractive succession option that can allow for an early and profitable exit from their business.   Why should I opt for an MBO? 

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