Adrian's Blog

How was it for you: The Budget 2023

Published: 15 March 2023

Good evening,

Legal Futures: Annual report on listed legal practices

Published: 17 January 2023

Legal Futures published their annual commentary on listed legal practices, on 9 January, and it isn’t pretty reading – at least not if you are investor in the companies.

The 39-Steps

Published: 16 January 2023

Interest Rates

Published: 14 January 2023

Last week I wrote about interest rates: you probably missed it as it was within an article on Private Equity; at the start of which I encouraged you to read no further if PE was not your thing.

A purchase and investment opportunity

Published 11 January 2023

CBSL Accountants is mandated to sell the trade and assets of this successful & profitable company, located in the West Midlands. It is long-established and undertakes truck repairs, MOT and service.

This is an excellent opportunity for an existing company in the same sector, or as a bolt-on to a fleet operator.

Private Equity

Published 9 January 2023

There was an interesting article in The Times at the start of the week... perhaps only interesting of course if you are interested in Private Equity ("PE"), which you may well not be. If that is the case, then this might be one of your less riveting reads, and for you, I will try to do better next time.

Working in Harmony with Your Family

At CBSL Accountants we work closely with our clients – including helping some of our family-owned businesses deal with the challenges that arise from working with your nearest and dearest.  

Adrian Barker's Budget Commentary: November 2022

21st November 2022

On Friday I wrote to inform a few of the changes that came out of last week’s budget. But I said therein that the devil is in the detail (in what is unsaid as well as said), and in the interplay of different taxes.