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In U.S. VC fund creation, have we passed the peak?

In U.S. VC fund creation, have we passed the peak?

In venture capital, a variant on the Glengarry Glen Ross mandate is most fund managers’ modus operandi: Always. Be. Raising. And it seems like VCs have picked up on that. In the last few months, even casual readers of the tech press would notice many, many stories about VCs raising big new funds. So are […]

You may need a Virtual FD without realising

You may need a Virtual FD without realising

We are nearing the eye of the storm. Whether this be through changing attitudes of employees and consumers, innovation driven by artificial intelligence, political changes at home and in the US and, of course, Brexit, the macro environment is changing. With this uncertainty, there arises many fantastic opportunities for successful businesses to grow, thereby maximising […]

Salary 2018/19 (avoiding NICs)

Salary 2018/19 (avoiding NICs)

What is the optimal monthly or weekly salary that can be paid by an employer without incurring a liability for the employer or employee for National Insurance (NICs)? It is important that the employee or director is paid over the Lower Earnings Limit (LEL) for NICs in order to qualify for certain state benefits. The LEL […]

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