Spring Statement 2022 – Full In Depth Look

Spring Statement 2022

The Chancellor presented two Budgets in 2021 in which he set out a great many details of the tax rates and rules that will apply until April 2026. The 2022 Spring Statement was expected to review the economic situation and adjust forecasts. It was not supposed to include anything significant about tax. Of course, things […]

New head of tax for Friend Partnership

David Gillies

Friend Partnership Limited has appointed tax specialist David Gillies as Partner and Head of Tax, to support clients and drive forward the firm’s continuing growth plans. Head of Tax David joins Friend Partnership to lead its tax practice and provide specialist and comprehensive tax planning advice and expertise to the firm’s clients that operate in sectors […]

Friend Partnership hosts launch for Women in Business report

Denise Friend & Sarah Evans OBE

Birmingham business and financial advisors, Friend Partnership hosted an event at its Brindleyplace offices to mark the launch of a new report into the challenges facing women in business today. The event unveiled the findings of a new research study entitled ‘Women in Business – can we truly have it all?’ commissioned by Friend to […]

Friend donates to Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Denise Friend

The neurology department of Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been given a financial boost thanks to the generosity of local business and financial advisers Friend Partnership Limited. The firm has made a four-figure financial donation in memory of the work of Dr Stuart Green, the former head of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s neurology department. The neurology team at […]

Friend Partnership releases 2019 Women in Business research findings

Women In Business Survey

Paid leave for new parents is a financial and operational challenge for 90 percent of UK SMEs, according to the findings of new research into the challenges faced by working women and their employers.   The first ever ‘Women in Business’ survey also reveals that covering the cost and resource of maternity and paternity leave is an even bigger concern for SMEs, with 96 percent of board level executives saying it’s a significant challenge for their business.    Led by independent business […]

The impact of education on women’s career progression

Women In Business Survey

Education, together with role models and the golden years at school, significantly influence the career progression for the majority of women in business, according to new research by Birmingham firm Friend Partnership. Sarah Evans, former Principal at King Edward VI High Schools for Girls, considers why. Last year, Denise Friend, founder of accountancy firm Friend […]

New research reveals the challenges facing women in business

Women In Business Survey

Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day and its #BalanceforBetter campaign, Denise Friend, founder of Chartered Accountancy firm Friend Partnership, reveals some of the initial findings of the firm’s ground-breaking research ‘Women in Business – can we truly have it all?’. Women have spent almost half a century campaigning and fighting for legislation, promotion and […]

Shareholders urged to secure dividend rights for 10% ER tax rate

Tax planning

Holders of so-called ‘funny shares’ are being urged to review the rights attaching to the unlisted company shares they hold or risk missing out on the beneficial 10% Capital Gains Tax rate with Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) tax rate on any share sale. Friend Partnership Limited explains that new ER provisions were buried in the ‘fine […]

Women in Business survey: can we truly have it all?

Women In Business Survey

Denise Friend, Chartered Accountant, Corporate Financier, mother, and founder of Birmingham accountancy firm Friend Partnership, is using her expertise to spearhead a unique piece of research into the challenges faced by women in the workplace. Since the 1980s, Denise has been an adviser to many successful entrepreneurs and business owners. With the number of women […]

Budget set for October 29 as Chancellor seeks to avoid Brexit clash

Houses Of Parliament

We finally have it – Mr Hammond will deliver his Budget speech on Monday 29th October. This is quite a bit earlier than normal and on a Monday rather than in the middle of the week. The timing has been selected to avoid the last minute Brexit negotiations expected in November. A Budget less than a month away […]