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  • set up a limited company

    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.

  • limited company advantages

    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.

  • tax on dividends

    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 calculator

    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

    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.

  • self employed

    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.