Archive for 2020

January 2nd, 2020

Tax Planning and Childcare »

A client company operating an energy brokerage, was managed and owned by a young couple who were incurring significant childcare costs in their local nursery. Red Dot recommended a tax efficient way for the client to fund nursery fees. We were able to introduce a specialist Childcare company who implemented a Childcare Scheme in the […]


January 2nd, 2020

Invoice Discounting »

A client company specialising in workwear was experiencing cashflow difficulties due to their continuing growth. Our client had approached their Bank for increased overdraft facilities, but were declined. The company had an existing invoice discounting facility but were feeling that they were being charged too much, and the service being supplied was poor. Red Dot […]


January 2nd, 2020

Tailored Invoice Discounting »

A manufacturing company was experiencing cashflow difficulties due to their growth, and specifically the slow payment from one major customer. Our client had approached their Bank for increased overdraft facilities, but were declined. Red Dot suggested they consider invoice discounting or factoring – this is where a finance company will advance up to 85% of […]


January 2nd, 2020

VAT Registration »

A retailer client had exceeded the threshold for VAT registration. Red Dot advised the client on the turnover threshold for VAT registration, and calculated the date registration was applicable from. We then registered the business for VAT with HMRC. Our client asked us to complete the first VAT Return on their behalf, as we had […]


January 2nd, 2020

Purchase of Company Shares »

A client company operated an IT business, and a minority shareholder was leaving the Company. It was important that the outgoing shareholder’s stake in the business was bought off him as part of him leaving the business. One way was for the remaining shareholders to buy the shares off the outgoing shareholder, but this would […]


January 2nd, 2020

Raising Funds Via Overdraft »

Our client operated a manufacturing business which was growing and needed an increase in their overdraft facility to fund working capital. Working to a very tight deadline, Red Dot prepared detailed projections to show that the business w as able to fund the increased overdraft. We also were able to promptly supply up to date […]


January 2nd, 2020

Raising Funds Via Business Loan »

Our client operated a Hairdressers and wished to relocate to expand the business. They needed to raise funds from the Bank to allow them to complete the relocation. Red Dot prepared detailed cashflow projections to show that the business was able to fund the loan repayment. We also were able to promptly supply up to […]


January 2nd, 2020

Due Diligence Aborts Business Purchase »

A client who operated a distributorship business had an opportunity to purchase a competitor business to allow them to expand into a new geographical area. Our client asked Red Dot to undertake due diligence work as part of the acquisition. Due diligence is the process of checking different aspects of the business being acquired to […]


January 2nd, 2020

Manufacturing Company Sale »

Our client owned a manufacturing company and had decided to sell the business. The sale of a business is something that few business owners have much experience of. It can be a very worrying and stressful time, during which the owner has to continue to run the business without being distracted to the detriment of […]


January 2nd, 2020

Capital Gain Tax Planning »

Our client owned a Limited Company operating a manufacturing business, together with a number of commercial properties. Our client had decided that they wished to retire and had received an offer for the business and all the commercial properties. Red Dot reviewed the offer and calculated the Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax implications of […]



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