Category: Company Secretary

Our Top 10 Contract Tips (Part 2)

We have continued to share our series of Top 10 Contract Tips on our social media channels over the summer. Here’s Part 2 of our Contract Tips blog with tips #6-10:   #6 TURN YOUR CONTRACT INTO AN ASSET As well as protecting your business and managing risk, a contract can also be an asset. A well-defined contract pos...

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Should my business have tax investigation insurance?

More than ever before, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are cracking down on individuals and businesses who aren’t paying the right amount of tax. Investigations can be invasive, worrying, long and expensive. But you can avoid those sleepless nights and make sure you and your business are protected with tax investigation insurance. Here...

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Our Top 10 Contract Tips – Part 1

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing our best contract tips via our social media channels. For most small businesses, employing an in-house legal counsel is not an option, but our outsourced business law service could be the perfect fit. If you’d like to follow our series of tips, you can follow us on Linkedin, Twitter or Fa...

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Post-lockdown Intel for Company Directors

Are you a company director seeking guidance as we exit lockdown? Want to know the potential pitfalls and opportunities that lie ahead? To help you chart the way, here’s our intel on 5 areas on which Company Directors need to be aware. 1. Dividends timebomb? If you’ve taken dividends this year, you need to be sure the busines...

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Companies House – a few changes

Companies House has issued guidance to its customers regarding accessing its services during the ongoing pandemic. Companies House is trying to make access easier utilising electronic means. As such it is encouraging us where possible to meet filing requirements via the online portal. Currently accounts, confirmation statements, certai...

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Is it time to invite a new shareholder into your business?

Many businesses owners will find themselves in situations where they want to invite new shareholders into their business. This can be new investors, business partners or key employees in an organisation. This is exciting however business owners should have the following three practical considerations in mind: Control If you are the majo...

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New Opportunity!

We have a new opportunity to join our team! Due to our rapid expansion, we have created the new role of part time office administrator to provide support to our team. The role will be varied and require someone who is adaptable and able to manage their own workload and ensure that deadlines are met. The role will be part time, 9am t...

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The benefits of terms and conditions

Running your own business is tough. It demands time, energy and commitment, and inevitably there is always something else that needs to be done. As a business owner, you therefore have to prioritise, which can sometimes lead to a focus on service delivery with administrative tasks slipping down the to-do list for later. However, the...

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Sole trader or limited company?

Maybe you have been trading as a sole trader for a while, or maybe you have just got your new business idea down. Either way, you are wondering about how being a sole trader compares to trading as a limited company. Here are some of the things you should be thinking about…. Personal risk This is a biggie. As a sole trader you are the ...

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Setting up a new company?

Setting up a new business is incredibly exciting, and a key part of the process is deciding on whether you should set up as a sole trader, a limited company or a partnership. Each vehicle has its own pros and cons however in practice most businesses ultimately decide to create a new company by filing a form IN01 with Companies House. ...

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