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.
Dividend tax and National Insurance hike for small businesses from April 2022
The Government has announced a sharp hike in National Insurance and Dividend Tax rates from April 2022 to help fund a new Social Care and Health Levy. How much will this cost small business owners?
How much does it cost to form a limited company?
It may surprise you to find out that you can form a limited company – direct via Companies House – for a mere £12. However, you may prefer to pay an intermediary to do this…
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.
Start-up ideas – How to set up a coffee shop
What exactly does it take to start a coffee shop? Our step-by-step guide will help you get up and running.
What does limited liability mean if you are a company director?
One of the main benefits of trading via a limited company is that – if things go wrong – directors are not personally liable for the company’s debts, unless they have breached their statutory duties,…
Concise guide to choosing a business bank account
One of the first things you will do when you set up a new business is to open a business bank account. The easy thing to do is to use your personal bankers to act…