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A selection of our most recent recordings can also be found below.
The Chancellor announced a number of measures to help boost the economy as we transition out of COVID-19.
Much of the focus was around job retention, apprenticeships and supporting the hospitality sector and the impact these new measures may have upon your business. Our panel of Armstrong Watson experts discussed the measures in place, alongside hospitality guest Martin Wolstencroft, CEO of ARC Inspirations and Andy Dodds, Director of Business Development and Marketing at Carlisle College.
With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme now in its second and winding down phase, we look at the implications for businesses that continue to rely on this support, and the difficult decisions that may now have to be made to ensure sustainability.
Karen Thomson, Partner and Head of Payroll, has been working closely with HMRC to understand the new guidance and provides an overview and clarity of how the second phase of the scheme will operate, the flexibilities within it, eligibility criteria and the detail and required to calculate furlough claims.
Legal Sector Partner Andy Poole and guests Andrew Roberts, Chairman of the Association of Law Firm Merger Advisors (ALFMA) and Mark Briegal, M&A Lawyer with Bennett Briegal discuss the future landscape for law firms looking to merge during and post-COVID.
CEO Paul Dickson hosted our monthly Wealth & Investment webinar with Richard Cole, CFA, Fund Manager at Future Money LTD to provide an update on the financial market and policy responses to the economic lockdown; the impact on your equities and assets; the actions individuals can take now to protect investments; and potential opportunities during this time of crisis and beyond.
As state support begins to fade, we discussed the many choices available to help you prepare and decide upon the next stage for you and your business; whether you are looking to refinance, restructure, diversify, or even sell or close down your business. Our CEO and Managing Partner Paul Dickson hosted this webinar and was joined by Restructuring, Recovery and Insolvency Partner Rob Adamson, RRI specialist Heather Bamforth, Corporate Finance Partner, Chris McCourt and Corporate Lawyer, Michael Walby, Partner at Burnetts Law Firm.
Recovery, Restructuring & Insolvency Partner Rob Adamson, Heather Bamforth RRI Manager and Corporate Finance specialist Stephen Dinsmore were joined by special guest, Patrick Robertson, Senior Service Manager from the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership. Together they discussed what the “new normal” looks like for businesses and the steps involved in adapting their business for survival.
Our four industry specialists host and Head of Agriculture, Andrew Robinson, UK Head of Agriculture for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Brian Richardson, Managing Partner of Agri-Business Managers, McGregor Farms and former Farmers Weekly winner of “Arable Farmer of the Year, Colin McGregor and Joint Managing Director of Harrison and Hetherington, Farmstock Auctioneers, Brokers and Valuers, Scott Donaldson gave their thoughts on how farming may look in the future and the steps farmers need to consider to make sure individual businesses and the wider farming industry can continue to be successful.