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Business structures

Company bonus or dividend?

In many small companies, the owners are also the directors, and this gives importance to how income is extracted from the company.

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Tax-saving strategies

Expenditure incurred before the company year-end might reduce the current year's tax liability instead of next year's.

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The tax system for companies

How the tax system works for companies.

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The company secretary

The position of company secretary in a private company is now optional. Thus a company can operate with a sole director.

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Statutory records

It is essential that you keep your company's statutory records up-to-date. Do not underestimate the importance of these records - they are definitive proof of the company's legal existence and its members.

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The law and directors' responsibilities

Who is a director and what are their legal responsibilities?

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Buying a company 'off the shelf'

If time is an important factor, you can consider buying a ready-made company. The procedure will depend on the company formation agents', including online agents, requirements.

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Limited companies

There is one main rate of corporation tax of 19%. The corporation tax rate reduces to 17% from 1 April 2020.

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Green travel allowances

There are a number of schemes intended to encourage employers to make arrangements for their staff to travel to work by more environmentally beneficial means.

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Raising finance for your business

Raising finance for businesses can be challenging to say the least. If you are thinking of expanding your business, or starting a new one, you will need to raise finance. What are your options?

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