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By John Stephan | 03 May 2018

Three reasons Building Products & Services is a hotbed of global M&A activity

The Building Products sector is experiencing unprecedented levels of transactions.  We’ve seen double-digit growth in transaction volumes across the globe for three years running.  And it really is a global market, with one in four deals a cross-border transaction.


By Gary Rouse | 05 March 2018

Technology is enabling Worcestershire businesses to grow

Mid-sized firms in Worcestershire claim use of technology within their businesses has been a key contributing factor for growth, but that there is still more to be done in the county to help businesses flourish even further.


By Dawn Register | 16 February 2018

Top five tips on filing tax returns – after the deadline

Almost 750,000 people missed the deadline for filing their self-assessment tax return on 31 January 2018, and will now be hit with an initial £100 fine.


By Wendy Walton | 09 February 2018

Trends in Global Private Client Services – 2018 and beyond

In this new article BDO UK Tax partner and Head of BDO Global Private Client Services, Wendy Walton, shares her perspective on current global trends in private wealth – pointing to some of the latest research.  This is the first in a series of articles from BDO Global Private...


By Helen O'Kane | 01 February 2018

2017 review: Two positive trends and the one thing that always really matters

I am an M&A specialist focusing on healthcare and education.  The sector is responsible for delivering care to some of society’s most vulnerable adults and children – providing care homes and “at-home” care for individuals with a range of complex needs. 


By Helen Adams | 04 January 2018

HMRC enhances its criminal investigation powers

The government recently introduced three new ‘strict liability’ criminal offences relating to tax.  These will assist HMRC in tackling offshore tax evasion and non-compliance as in future it will not need to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that a person intended to get...


By Dawn Register | 22 December 2017

Facial recognition to file your tax return?

The question mark is not required because this technology is already here and active.


By Andrew Harrison | 21 December 2017

US personal tax reform - the finish line

Tax reform has been one of the most talked about issues on Capitol Hill since President Trump’s inauguration.


By Talia Greenbaum | 19 December 2017

Alternative Dispute Resolution – what are the benefits?

In a recent meeting with HMRC’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Director, we were told that HMRC is currently running a project (initially the North East of England) to identify all cases within individuals and small business units that have been open in excess of 18 months...


By Harry Stoakes | 16 November 2017

PCPI Blog; Karting deal typical of ‘digital’ driving changes in Leisure sector

Nothing makes me happier than a good Instagram post; someone smugly showing off their amazing lifestyle by sharing an “awesome” experience. Ok, that’s not quite true. But as an M&A advisor to activities and attractions businesses, I do recognise what the increasing use of...