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01 Aug 2022 Family Business & Divorce: Integrating personal and business planning

Where business and family overlap – communication is key and must be constant. Private Wealth Partner, Hayden Bailey highlights how wealth protection mechanisms such as wills and life assurance cannot be signed off and forgotten – they must evolve with the individual, the family and the business and reflect major life events including marriage and divorce.

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19 Jul 2022 Young entrepreneurs accounted for just 2% of value of all UK businesses sold in past year – making £556m from business sales

In CityAM and Business Money, Partner, Hayden Bailey reflects on the perception that the UK is an unbeatable hive for start-ups when in fact more needs to be done to help and incentivise young entrepreneurs.

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15 Jun 2022 UK’s Top 100 family businesses stay strong through pandemic – turnover drops just 4% compared to UK average of 11%

In The Times, Private Wealth Partner, Hayden Bailey comments on how the top 100 family-owned businesses stay strong through pandemic compared to all UK businesses.

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21 Oct 2021 The increase in dividend tax: “another blow” to small business owners

In Accountancy Daily, Partner, Hayden Bailey considers some of the pros and cons of individuals paying themselves dividends from their company, as well as the risks involved.

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13 Oct 2021 The number of stately homes in the UK hits record high

Private Client Partner, Hayden Bailey, comments on rise in the number of stately homes in the UK which has hit a record high.

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06 Sep 2021 Estate planning with a digital footprint

Over recent years there has been a flurry of investment in cryptocurrency and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). It is estimated that around one fifth of the UK population now own at least one form of digital asset. Private Client & Tax Partner, Hayden Bailey outlines the legal considerations around these investments in the long run.

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15 Jul 2021 Can I pay less inheritance tax on cryptocurrencies?

In the FT: a look at the inheritance tax payable for cryptocurrency investments that are worth considerably less than when the estate was valued and how HMRC take into account the fluctuating value of holdings.

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28 Jun 2021 A digital legacy

With cryptocurrency and NFTs making headlines, what are the legal considerations around these investments in the long run? Private Wealth Partner, Hayden Bailey, sheds some light on the subject in the Tatler experts corner.

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17 May 2021 Super rich parents are setting ‘deprivation benchmarks’ to teach their kids patience

In a recent article in The Telegraph, Private Wealth Partner, Hayden Bailey highlights how parents can equip their children with the skills to manage their wealth in the right way.

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26 Mar 2021 Family Business: The third pillar of the UK economy

The Family Business report looks in greater depth at Britain’s Top 100 family businesses, looking at who they are, and how they are built. We reflect on how Britain can ensure these entities remain strong contributors to economic growth as we look ahead, following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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