Should I run my buy-to-let business via a property company?
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Much has been said about the merits of running a buy-to-let business through a private limited company. But the decision of whether to buy a property as an individual or through a company depends on numerous factors. This article briefly explains some of the most critical factors. It also suggests …
How will Autumn Budget affect small business owners?
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There are encouraging messages in the Budget for technology and innovation companies. Specific points are: R&D Expenditure Credit Scheme (RDEC) taxable credit will increase to 12% from 11%. Promise to double the EIS investment limit (currently £1m) for investors on knowledge incentive companies. £2.3bn more government investment on R&D. This …
Limited company or sole trader?
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Should I set up a limited company or operate as a sole trader? This is one of the first questions that you will encounter when embarking on the journey of becoming an entrepreneur. This article will help you to decide.   Perceived benefits of limited companies There are several benefits …
What does pension auto-enrolment mean to you?
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If you run a limited company and have registered as an employer, you will have been sent letters about employer pension auto-enrolment at certain staging date by pension regulators. What actions do you need to take? It depends on your company’s structure: if you hire employees, even if they are …
Impact of 16.5% VAT Flat Rate Scheme on Contractors
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HOW THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW 16.5% VAT FLAT RATE COULD AFFECT CONTRACTORS FROM APRIL 2017? Effective from 1 April 2017, The VAT flat rate scheme (FRS) for businesses with limited cost will increase to 16.5% from their current rate, based on defined criteria for a ‘limited cost trader.’ So …