Communication is King

COVID-19 has applied pressure on many franchised businesses in recent months. Trading has been interrupted and some unable generate any income at all. With the lockdown gradually easing, completely normal trading conditions may still be months away, so we asked our affiliate legal advisors what’s the legal position on franchisee Management Service Fees (MSF): are […]

What You Can and Can’t Do with a Bounce Back Loan

By Phil Archer, QFP, Asset Finance Manager d&t The Bounce Back Loan scheme that was introduced as a response to the Pandemic is a straight-forward way to secure emergency funding.  It was designed as easily accessible capital to keep businesses afloat by providing loans from £2k up to £50K, subject to a maximum of 25% […]

Pre-show organisation is key to a successful show

When it comes to exhibitions, pre-show organisation is the key to a successful show. Having spent a number of years in event organisation, I have seen many mistakes, which given the size of investment that goes into a show, really should have been addressed in order to maximise the unique opportunity that meeting face-to-face with […]

Raising Franchise Capital

Setting up a franchise or purchasing a new franchise territory generally requires significant financial input and therefore often commercial backing.  Successfully securing funding depends on several factors including: approaching the right lender and providing a suitable business plan.  Franchisors can often help provide assistance when it comes to business planning and securing funding from an […]

Visiting Angels Case Study

Visiting Angels has been providing care across the world for 20 years. The business has been built on recruiting, training and supporting the very best caregivers and enabling them to deliver premium quality homecare.  Visiting Angels now has around 630 franchisees world-wide and first started providing care services in the UK three years ago. Dan […]

A summary of the government support following COVID19 outbreak

Government Support Following the COVID-19 Outbreak It was just a few months ago we were all working towards a positive start for the New Year, then global events took a rapid and unexpected turn.  Even the Budget which was announced less than a month ago, is already out of date.   We are living in a […]

d&t Helps Little Kickers Franchisee Aim High

Little Kickers’ goal is to provide every pre-school child with a positive introduction to sport and become the market leader in the pre-school football sector worldwide. After completing his degree in sports development, Kieran Townsend started working for the Little Kickers franchise based in Reading. After some time as a coach and then operations manager, […]

Why Mental Health is Everybody’s Business

The statistics surrounding mental health make a sobering read. In 2018 there were 6,507 suicides in the UK, a rise of 10.9% on the previous year. To put this into context, road deaths in the UK accounted for only 1,770 incidents in 2018. It’s about time we made mental health everybody’s business, as small changes […]


With the COVID-19 global pandemic continuing to evolve rapidly, d&t feel it is important to share with you what actions we are taking to protect you and our business during this time. Along with the safety of our employees, our top priority is to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality, uninterrupted service to support […]

IR35 Changes and What they Mean for Franchisors

Keeping across various changes introduced by HMRC can be challenging. This year we see the implementation of Making Tax Digital (MTD) plus there are also changes to the IR35 regulations. Keeping in close contact with your accountancy firm to ensure you are ‘doing the right thing’ is important. We’ve touched on MTD in other articles […]