Tax Saving Ideas - Idea No. 1 - Optimise your company / group structure

Tax Saving Ideas - Idea No. 1 - Optimise your company / group structure

Each week we will be sharing a series of tax saving ideas that are relevant to entrepreneurs, family businesses and owner managed businesses. As always, the key to successful tax planning is to seek advice as early as possible.
Our first tax saving idea is:
1. Optimise your company / group structure
As businesses expand, they often end up with many different activities in one company or with many stand-alone companies established for each separate activity. Both can lead to tax inefficiencies. A review can be undertaken to establish the most tax efficient structure for the business including consideration of the shareholders’ ultimate aims. Possibilities may include:
• A group structure with a holding company owning various subsidiaries - this achieves legal separation of the various activities, whilst retaining the tax benefits afforded by operating within a group of companies.
• Shareholders holding individual companies directly rather than using a holding company. This can sometimes be more tax efficient if an individual company may be sold.
If you would like more information or would like to discuss your tax affairs in more detail please contact our Tax Partners, Steve Crompton or Lucy Williams, on the details below:


Steve Crompton

Partner – Head of Tax

direct dial: 01942 292541

mobile: 07790 840394



Lucy Williams

Tax Partner

direct dial: 01942 292543

mobile: 07807 053494



Steve Crompton
Lucy Williams CTA