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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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In its simplest terms, Companies House is Registrar of Companies in the United Kingdom. It holds information on all limited companies in the UK, overseeing the incorporation and closure of all businesses. About Companies House Launched in 1844, Companies House holds information on over two million operating companies in the United Kingdom alone, with an […]

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If your company has ceased trading for a period of over 3 months, you can begin the process of closing off your limited company, provided that all conditions are met discussed below. There must have been no business carried out by the company during this time You must not have changed your company’s name Your […]

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A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), like a limited company, provides its stakeholders with limited liability. However, LLPs are taxed in a similar style to self-employed partners. This business setup is very popular in professional services such as legal and accounting practices. Put simply, an LLP affords the tax versatility of a partnership, but the benefits […]

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Thinking about setting up a limited company? You may be surprised to learn that you can actually incorporate a new company for less than £20. In this article we’ll take you through various incorporation costs, depending on the services that you choose, as well as any additional costs that you might incur during the process. […]

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Without a doubt, setting up as a “self-employed” is the simplest and most popular way to structure a business. Sole traders account for over 60% of all businesses in the UK, with partnerships making up a further 9%. In this article we’ll explore the definition of a sole trader, with a focus on some considerations […]

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Company law dictates how many individuals must be appointed to run limited companies in the United Kingdom. In previous years, private limited companies had a requirement to appoint a company secretary as well as a company director. The good news is, since 2008, a private limited company can be run with the appointment of just […]

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Choosing the name of your company is an important task when you set up your new business.  The name of your business will convey the image that you want to give so it is key that you give due time to ensure you get it right.   It is easy enough to alter the name […]

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A shareholders’ agreement is exactly what the name suggests; an agreement between the shareholders of a company. The articles of association of a company also govern the relationship between the shareholders, but a properly drafted shareholders’ agreement can have many benefits over the articles of association. Most importantly, it is a private contract and therefore […]

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Keeping your company records in line with legal requirements can involve a great deal of red tape. But what’s actually needed and how can you keep time spent on admin to a minimum? Legal paperwork As a director your main concern is making your business successful rather than being a slave to record keeping. But […]

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