How to form a limited company in the UK – how the incorporation process works. What is Companies House, and what are your responsibilities as a company director?
How to set up in business as a sole trader – otherwise known as becoming self-employed. What are the pros and cons, and what are your obligations as a business owner?
How are small businesses taxed in the UK? We explore the various taxes you will encounter as a business owner – either as a sole trader or a limited company.
Start a Business
There are so many things to consider before you set out on your own and start a new business. We have dozens of expert guides to help you get started.
Whether you do your own accounts or hire an accountant to look after your books, here are some guides to help you keep on top of the numbers.
Most businesses need access to finance at some stage – either to get started or to help the business grow. Here we look at the most common sources of funding.
How to set up a limited company – the basics
Everything you need to know about setting up a limited company in the UK; The information you need to hand in, plus the costs and options available to you.
10 advantages of setting up a limited company
Although the sole trader route, which is commonly referred to as being self employed, is the most popular way of running a business in the UK, there are significant advantages to operating via a limited company.
Limited company dividend tax guide
Here’s how company dividends are taxed, and how you calculate the amount of tax you need to pay on your dividends.
Sole Trader Tax Calculator
Find out how much tax you pay as a sole trader – in terms of income tax and Class 2/4 NICs on your business profits.
Limited Company Tax Calculator
If you’re a company owner, this useful calculator will work out your net profits, after allowing for expenses and tax.
5 things you must do when you become self employed
One of the main benefits of becoming self employed is the ease with which you can start up and run your own business.