News & Advice

We post regularly in our news and insight section covering all divisions within the Group. This includes articles on our markets and the markets we work in as well as our people and services.

The dividend ‘dilemma’: How to protect yourself and your business

It is common practice for director/shareholders of owner-managed businesses to take remuneration by way of a low basic salary paid through PAYE, with the remainder […]

Opus kicks off new year with Adrian Chambers joining as Partner

2022 will be a year of renewed optimism for many business owners as they hope to put the pandemic well and truly behind them and […]

Is your business ready for 2022

January 6, 2022

We start the year off with a few helpful hints to ensure your business is in the best shape for whatever 2022 throws at the […]

Living with rising costs in an inflationary world

December 16, 2021

Consumer price inflation hit 4.2% in October, its highest level for a decade, and will go higher as we head in 2022. For pandemic-pressed businesses, […]

Residential care in crisis – following the money

December 14, 2021

The residential care system looks after over 400,000 of the UK’s most vulnerable people. There are some 5,500 care providers, operating over 11,000 care homes. […]

Business strategy: Now is the time to review the business model

How business has changed Owners and managers were well used to reacting to occasional shifts in their markets before Coronavirus re-set the entire business world. […]

Business turnaround for pandemic recovery

October 7, 2021

The last 18 months have been a challenging time for many SME business owners and directors. The pandemic has created unprecedented difficulties, leaving business owners […]

How limited is liability with personal guarantees?

Limited liability arrangements have long been thought of as a secure way for a business owner or director to clearly separate and protect their personal […]

Current challenges for business owners – don’t remain isolated at the helm

There are numerous challenges SME business owners are facing in the current economic climate. The turmoil of the pandemic, coupled with the upheaval of Brexit, […]

The Minefield of Managing Foreign Exchange Risk

August 13, 2021

Exchange rate fluctuations can make a nonsense of even the best or the most carefully planned piece of business, whether it is an overseas sale […]