Shareholders Agreements and Why They Are Important

By Gary Robinson / September 2, 2023

The importance of a shareholders agreement    For limited companies, when it comes to making decisions, Company Law states shareholders who own more than 50% can pass a motion at a company meeting regardless of the views of other shareholders and if a shareholder(s) owns 75% or more of the shares they, control the company outright…

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How high could interest rates rise?

By Gary Robinson / May 27, 2023

Earlier this month the Bank of England (BOE) raised interest rates for a 12th consecutive time as the rate of rising prices remains high. The Bank rate has gone up from 4.25% to 4.5%. The BOE has been under pressure to put rates up because it has a target to keep inflation at 2%, but…

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High Income Benefit Charge Catching You Out?

By Gary Robinson / June 5, 2022

Mistakes made when claiming higher rate child benefit are most frequently the result of poor communication from HMRC and it is more difficult for those with complex, fluctuating earnings The high income child benefit charge (HICBC) raised £416m in 2019-20 but it is a hard tax charge to administer as many of the families affected…

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Virtual Christmas Party

By Gary Robinson / December 14, 2020

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, you may be unable to host your usual Christmas Party for your employees. We are pleased to confirm that the annual parties’ exemption (s264 ITEPA03) will apply to the costs associated with virtual parties in the same way that it would for traditionally held parties. Therefore, subject to the normal…

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Company Secretarial Services

By Gary Robinson / July 13, 2024

This is where you set up a limited company to trade through and this must be done through Companies House https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house Once the company is set up there are thigs that must be done annually but some things only need to be done if there are any changes. Forms that need to be submitted on…

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Companies House Changes

By Gary Robinson / July 6, 2024

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act became law in October 2023. Since then, we’ve been getting ready to introduce the measures brought in by the act. The introduction the first set of changes on 4 March 2024. The introduction of these changes needs secondary legislation, so this date is still dependent on parliamentary timetables.…

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Capital Gains Tax on 2nd Property

By Gary Robinson / June 15, 2024

Capital Gains Tax on 2nd Property Who does this effect, it effects landlords with one or more property’s or where they rent this out on a commercial basis for payment of rent for living there. individuals who have a second home, but this may not necessary be rented out but for their own use and…

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What is Bank Reconciliation

By Gary Robinson / June 8, 2024

Bank reconciliation is the process of matching the bank balances reflected in the cash book of a business with the balances reflected in the bank statement of the business in a given period. Such a process determines the differences between the balances as per the cash book and bank passbook. Reconciling bank statements with cash…

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When Dividends can be Voted

By Gary Robinson / June 1, 2024

Dividends Dividends are a return to shareholders on the profits after tax that a trading company has in its annual financial statements and the board of directors approve the amount of dividends to the shareholders. In a private limited company these could the same people especially startup companies. Payment of Dividends Dividends is small private…

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A Unique Tax Reference Number

By Gary Robinson / May 25, 2024

A Unique Tax Reference Number The Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) is a UK tax identification number, issued by the HMRC to identify a person or business entity, this identification number is needed when you need to complete a tax self-assessment. This will be your number, and this will be referenced on any letters they send…

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What is a registered Office

By Gary Robinson / May 18, 2024

A registered office address is the official address of a company (or limited liability partnership) registered with Companies House. By virtue of Section 86 of the Companies Act 2006, every UK company must always have a registered office in the United Kingdom. That’s true even if it carries on its business from abroad or just…

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What are Bank Feeds

By Gary Robinson / May 11, 2024

This brilliant software innovation helps businesses become much more efficient by vastly reducing manual reconciliation work. The technology allows data to flow effortlessly between bank accounts and accounting software, helping make administration easy and less time consuming and ultimately saving time, so you can focus on growing revenue and profits. This is relevant for businesses…

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VAT Registration

By Gary Robinson / May 4, 2024

The Value Added Tax Act 1994 is a UK tax law, concerning taxation of goods and services that fall within the scope of Value Added Tax (VAT) https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/23/contents. VAT (Value Added Tax) is a sales tax and has nothing to do with profit. Every business regardless of if you are a Sole Trader, Partnership, Limited…

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De-registering for VAT

By Gary Robinson / April 27, 2024

De-registering for VAT When you want to de-register from VAT there is a certain criterion that you must meet: You will need to go to your VAT account on the government gateway and make the application, if you do this online then you will automatically see that this has been submitted successfully. Any messages relating…

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