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The Language of Going Concern

Going concern is a significant issue for smaller quoted companies especially those with bank borrowings and those making losses or with downturns in trading. Ash Mehta discusses the challenges as seen from a shareholder’s perspective.

What were the non-executives doing?

Is it time to question afresh how effectively governance protocols and practice safeguard shareholder value? Barry Gamble gives his views on recent corporate upheavals and failures. “What were the non-executive directors doing?” has to be a key question in the wake of recent corporate upheaval and failures.

Doing Business Ethically

Phillipa Foster Back, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, explains why better ethics make for better business.  

Disclosing Bad News

Disclosing bad news to the market is never pleasant- but the regulators will not take a lenient view of those companies which fail to meet their disclosure requirements, wars Tom Shaw of Speechly Bircham.

Rewarding through shares - Is it the right strategy for your business?

Is your company affected by underwater options and failing performance targets? If so, it may be able to claim a corporation tax deduction says Vanessa Cundy-Copper, a Director in KPMG’s Reward Team.

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Allotment of Shares and Pre-Emption Rights: New Guidance from the Association of BritishInsurers (“ABI”)

Hunton & Williams updates companies on new guidance from the ABI on the allotment of shares and pre-emption rights.

PAYE: Pitfalls on the Exercise of Employee Share Options

CMS Cameron McKenna highlights a recent case that notes a pitfall for employers and employees where PAYE is not properly operated on the exercise of employee share options or other share-related schemes.

AIM Governance - Mind the Gap

A gap has opened in the way that governance works in practice in AIM companies.  Experienced company director Barry Gamble believes that a Nomad-led assurance of continuing compliance with the now widely-accepted QCA governance guidance for AIM companies might be the answer. 

Corporate Responsibility: The implications for smaller quoted companies

Gone are the days of corporate philanthropy, says Dr Lance Moir, CFO of AIM-listed WIN plc. Corporate responsibility is now thought of as the impact that a business has on its various stakeholders.

CGT Change Misses the Mark

From 6 April, taper relief was scrapped and replaced by a flat CGT rate of 18%. There may now be worrying times ahread for AIM and the UK’s growth businesses, says Ernst & Young’s Vijay Thakrar who explains there may now be worrying times ahead for AIM and the UK’s growth businesses.

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