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Things seem to be changing in the worlds of the Commercial Producers. As of a few years ago the commercials guys did their thing and the TV world quietly got on with theirs. If you read the latest edition of Televisual (which happens to be the top 30 commercial producer edition), amongst the usual stats there was an interesting question posed. What else are you doing outside TV & Cinema ads?
Whilst our creative industries have been pre occupied with the fall out of Brexit the government initiative to boost training, the Apprentice Levy, seems to have slipped through unnoticed.
The EIS scheme has been a very popular method for attracting investment throughout the media sector for several years.
Since the historic referendum outcome on Friday the 24nd of June, there has been a lot of speculation about what the potential effects of Brexit could be. “Praemonitus, praemunitus” or “Forearmed is forewarned” could be a good phrase to repeat to one’s self when thinking about what could happen next and how that could affect the Media and Tech sector.
What can seem like a crushing blow at the time can often be turned into a key move forwards in the life of a Growing Business. It is up to you to turn a potential disaster into a great opportunity. Here is how:
Ever wanted to know what the payback on R&D Claims is in SIMPLE terms, but found no-one to explain it properly? Well, here goes:
The Chancellor no doubt saw this budget as an excellent opportunity to reinforce why you should trust the government on all things (Brexit especially). He delivered a budget that he claimed “put the next generation first” and would make the UK “Fit for the future”.
Unfortunately selling your business is not actually that much fun… The stress of negotiating with the Buyer and of dealing with the demands of your own advisers is stressful enough. It also makes it very difficult to run your business properly at the same time for however long the process takes, which sometimes can be more than a year.
The Gunn report is ‘the global index of creative excellence’ in advertising and offers us a chance to see just where the UK sits in comparison to the rest of the world. There has always been a perception that the UK punches well above its weight in terms of awards and creative output, but is this actually true?
Having looked at a fair old number of Management Information Systems and Monthly Reporting Formats what strikes me is that some of the prettiest, most eye catching and most clearly laid out are often the most ineffective.
In these days when tax avoidance is now treated as a crime just as heinous as Tax evasion, it seems almost to be tempting fate to consider whether there are still any ways in which the net worth of a business can be unlocked and distributed without incurring a tax charge of 45%.
It is often said that the best corporate deals are those in which the buyer feels that he paid a little more than he should have and where the seller feels that they should have asked for more than they did.
Our beloved Chancellor hit us with a new surprise yesterday – a new Apprenticeship Levy due to be introduced from April 2017.