Category: Setting up a business

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A businessman choosing a name for his limited company.

How to register a company name

An important factor to starting a business is registering the company name. It’s not compulsory to register a company name if the business operates... Read more

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How to become a sole trader

When it comes to setting up a company, an important starting point is to choose between the three main types of business structures: sole trader,... Read more

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Does a limited company need to be VAT registered?

Value added tax (VAT) refers to a levy automatically added to the bill of a product or service, with the figure based on all imposed fees from... Read more

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Can directors be personally liable in a limited company?

There are many benefits to running your business as a limited company. Not only can a limited company come across as more professional than sole... Read more

High Street vs Specialist Accountants

High Street Vs Specialist Accountants

What to consider - High Street Vs Specialist Accountants: The life of contractors and freelancers can be a strange and paradoxical experience,... Read more

New To Contracting A Beginner's Guide Top Tips

NEW TO CONTRACTING: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

So you’ve made the decision. You’ve talked it over with the people you need to talk it over with. You're no longer new to contracting and have... Read more

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GOING LIMITED: WHEN’S THE RIGHT TIME?

In contracting – as in most of life – timing is everything. While many successful contractors don’t jump ship so much as get pushed, it’s... Read more

Beginner's Guide to Setting Up a Limited Company

Limited Company Setup – A Beginner’s Guide

Thinking of working for yourself? While many choose to go down the sole trader route, you also have the option of trading through a limited company.... Read more

Pros and Cons of Running a Limited Company

The Pros and Cons of Running a Limited Company

Operating as a sole trader or a limited company are two of the most popular business models used by self-employed individuals. Often it can be... Read more

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7 things you shouldn’t start contracting without

7 things you shouldn't start contracting without The great thing when you start contracting is that life, in theory at least, becomes a lot more... Read more