Do you need cash to get your business off the ground?  Or are you seeking funds to support a growing business?  This article looks at where small business owners find the funds to get going, or to expand their existing business. Grants In the UK there are many grants available to small start-up businesses.  It’s […]

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As the director of a limited company you are required to follow regulations with regards to displaying company information to members of the public.  As stipulated by The Companies Act 2006, limited companies are required to display the company name at their business addresses.  This article will detail where company signage should be displayed and […]

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TAX FREE DIVIDEND ALLOWANCE TO BE REDUCED TO £2,000 The Chancellor also announced measures to limit the rise in tax-driven incorporation. The £5,000 tax free dividend allowance introduced by George Osborne will be reduced to just £2,000 from 6 April 2018. Mr Hammond claimed that many smaller owner-managed businesses have incorporated as limited companies mainly […]

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When promoting business accounts, many banks offer a free banking period to new customers.  Once this ends, normal transactions fees apply.  Make sure you get the best long-term deal for your business. Free banking period Larger high street banks are keen to enter into a lifelong business banking relationship and most people don’t bother changing […]

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NEW RULES FOR IR35 WORKERS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR START 6 APRIL 2017 There are significant changes that commence on 6 April 2017 for workers in the public sector supplying their services via their own personal service companies or other intermediaries. From 6 April 2017 the public sector employer or agency that engages the worker […]

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Display your company information As stipulated by the Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008, company information must be displayed on all paper-based or electronic communications. Company name Your company name must be included on all business letters, promotional materials, emails, order forms, cheques, money orders, bills, invoices and receipts.  You should also spell out ‘limited’ in […]

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Where limited company directors and contractors may have found it hard to secure a mortgage in the past, we have witnessed a shift in the stance of mortgage lenders.  Now many mortgage providers happily lend to limited company directors who can’t provide the ‘traditional’ proof of income sought. Providing proof of income Although mortgage lenders […]

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MAKING TAX DIGITAL TO BE DELAYED? The Treasury Select Committee has reviewed the proposals for the introduction of “Making tax digital” (MTD) and have agreed with the various professional bodies that if the new systems are introduced too quickly there could be a disaster. It would significantly increase burdens on small businesses. In their report […]

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Your limited company travel expenses As an owner of a limited company, travel expense costs will arise from commuting to meetings, conferences, events, or any other business activities. The costs incurred can be paid for by your limited company, or claimed back after the excursion. Eligible travel claims through your Limited Company Travel between your […]

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What services can an accountancy firm provide for your limited company or small business? Are you a limited company considering using qualified accountants to manage your accounts, tax returns, VAT and more; but you are unsure of the services they will provide? Then look no further. This article will provide you with all you need […]

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