Tips and Advice to help you grow your business

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

Employing a new staff member: The MUST dos

Are you thinking about hiring a new staff member? Is it your first time? We asked HR expert Heather Mills (Duck Soup HR) to provide us with a checklist to ensure compliance with the relevant employment laws when hiring a new staff member:   1. Do you pay at least the National Minimum Wage? It’s a legal… Read More

Your savings income: What is it and how is it taxed?

What is your savings income? Your savings income comprises of interest from banks, building societies, national savings and investments. It also includes company and unit trust dividends but it doesn’t include pension income because this is taxed as employment income. How is it taxed?  The way savings income is taxed has changed radically and from April 2016 banks… Read More

Launching a startup – the legal bits

  Last month we discussed moving from your initial idea to a robust business plan. This month we consider the basic elements  you need to get right from the outset when launching a startup:   The structure when launching a startup: Sole trader, company or partnership…which is best for you, and how do you know? The decision… Read More

Planning for the future – what insurance cover is relevant to you?

When you are planning for the future for you and your family, taking out life cover will give you considerable peace of mind from unforeseen circumstances. This can easily be overlooked when you are self-employed, or own a small business, and are busy with other priorities. Did you know that you could buy life insurance for… Read More


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