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tech business, optimal compliance, blog

Are you a tech business? Then you should be claiming back your development costs.

Are you claiming back up to 33% of your development costs? It’s a shame when brilliant ideas are left in limbo before they are able to come alive because of financial constraints. Did you know that most founders underestimate how much time their startup will need to achieve market validation by 2–3 times? What if …

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Rishi Sunak, business, uk, united kingdom, economy, optimal compliance

Chancellor Sunak announces plants to let 1.4 million smaller UK firms spread their loan repayments over from 6 to 10 years under the new arrangement

Sunak has announced, after much criticism from business advocacy groups and even the ever vocal but legislatively impotent (within our two-party system) Labour party – with the aim of pressuring Sunak to keep supporting small businesses beyond April – that the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), having lent out £45 billion to 1.4 million small …

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Trans pacific partnership, business

UK Looks Likely To Join Trans Pacific Partnership

Now formally known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership or CPTPP – the change in name following the US’s departure under a controversial presidential memorandum, signed despite heavy opposition by former President Donald Trump – the 11-nation trading bloc eliminates the majority of tariffs between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, …

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optimal compliance, employee ownership trust, blog

Employee Ownership Trust – What Are They And Can They Help Your Business?

An Employee Ownership Trust or EOT is a model of ownership for businesses, small or large, in which the majority of the shares are owned by a trust collectively by, and for the benefit of, the company in question’s employees. Almost certainly the most well-known example of a business built around a similar model is …

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ben crampin

Partner

Ben’s been here pretty much since the get-go and, as such, has been instrumental in growing the business into what it is today.
 
He’s passionate about, in his words, ‘helping people and businesses that are just constantly being taken advantage of’ by providing affordable advice and support with an eye to ‘levelling the playing field’.
 
Ben looks forward to the day when automation will, once and for all, fumigate the fear and confusion caused by oppressive bureaucracy and strongly believes that ‘technology holds the solutions to the problems we’re trying to solve’.
 
Furthermore, he can see that technology will, in time, provide the scalability required to help a theoretically limitless number of SMEs survive and thrive against the odds.
Ben doesn’t think much of government agencies and he doesn’t suffer fools; two points that aren’t always mutually exclusive.