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Ensure a more rewarding recruitment experience

With almost 20 years experience providing recruiting support to both candidates and clients we thought it might be useful to share a few top tips that we recommend to get more out of your recruitment experience. Candidates l Be selective over what you're applying for. l Keep track of what you are applying for (date/agency/company) making a note on any special instructions or closing dates. l If appropriate, we recommend you follow up your application within 3 working days - this will ensure you stand out and are remembered. l Always include a brief cover letter or supporting statement to demonstrate your interest. l Ensure your CV and any documentation has your correct

Owner managed businesses and equity dilution

Owner managed businesses are increasingly looking to dilute their equity in favour of a key employee by granting them share options or issuing them shares straightaway. It gives employees a sense of ownership and assist growing businesses with finding and retaining the right talent. However, if not thought carefully, it can lead to unwanted consequences. Here are a few issues that you need to consider: l Linking share option or shares to performance or time of service. l Sharing value of your business with your employees and retaining value of the business you built before their time. l Retaining control over the company after issue of shares. l Some specific situat

It’s all in the detail

The government has clarified its position on a number of outstanding issues for pension savers – but not everyone will be pleased. The Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) is the most you can save into a defined contribution pension tax-free once you have accessed cash or taken a flexible income from it under pension freedoms rules. The Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) is the most you can save into a defined contribution pension tax-free once you have accessed cash or taken a flexible income from it under pension freedoms rules. The government has now confirmed its intention to reduce the MPAA from £10,000 to £4,000 – but perhaps more controversially, it is intended that the cut wil

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