Tips and Advice to help you grow your business

Your company authentication code: what is it and why you do need to keep it secure?

What is an authentication code? If your company was incorporated through an agent, you may be unaware of your company authentication code. When you form a new company, Companies House issue a 6 digit alphanumeric code. This is known as your company authentication code, and it allows an authorised person to file forms with Companies House. In… Read More

New MTD regulations for VAT

HMRC, much to their embarrassment,  had to postpone MTD go live for non-VAT registered businesses in the beginning of this year. However, they are on track with MTD for VAT. Earlier this month HMRC opened consultation on MTD reforms in VAT. The new measures set out will come into effect in spring next year, most… Read More

Which networking expenses are tax deductible?

Are you attending lots of networking events? Are you working hard on your building your brand? Networking is an essential activity that businesses undertake in order to grow. Over time, it can quickly build up to a long list of business development expenses. Some growing businesses find that networking expenses are one of their biggest financial outlay after staff costs. We take a look here… Read More

Buying or selling a limited company

Are you thinking of buying or selling a limited company? Louise Hall, our guest contributor for this month, talks us through the key factors to consider. If you are thinking about buying or selling a limited company, then there are two main options. One option is to buy or sell the shares of the company;… Read More

Automatic enrolment exemption: workplace pensions

Automatic enrolment exemption – what is it? Automatic enrolment exemption for workplace pensions occurs because some staff do not need to be put in a pension scheme. Although auto-enrolment to workplace pensions makes it compulsory for all employers to provide a workplace pension, an employer with exempt staff will have no auto-enrolment duties.  Who is exempt?    For a company,… Read More

Bad debts: claiming tax relief

Bad debts tax relief As business owners, ending up with unpaid bills is a harsh reality. Small businesses often have to make a judgement call between being cautious or taking risks, and sometimes the risks just don’t pay off. If a debt is ends up being written off, then tax relief on that debt could… Read More


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