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How to file your first Self Assessment

The words “Self Assessment” tend to send a shiver down the spines of sole traders and limited company directors. Getting yourself registered, getting your records in order, and filing with HMRC before the 31st January deadline can be a stressful task, especially if you either leave it to the last minute, or if you’ve never filed one before.

How dropshipping works and how to set up a dropshipping business

Dropshipping (or drop-shipping) is not a new concept. However, it is a flourishing concept and one that feels intrinsically linked to the internet and in turn, eCommerce.

Can I change my Companies House WebFiling Authentication Code?

Yes you can. The Companies House WebFiling Authentication Code is a 6 alphanumeric code that Companies House provide upon company registration (if we registered your company, you can find this by logging in and then clicking on your company name).

If you’re a freelance graphic designer, here’s why you should incorporate a limited company

The benefits of life as a freelance graphic designer are plain to see. You get to work on your own terms, on a schedule that suits you, and claim better pay for your projects than if you were to operate through an agency.

How to Start a Successful Business in the UK

Entrepreneurship is in my blood. I have started and run everything from selling honey online to a highly successful accountancy firm in London.

I’ve just formed a company, how do I get my UTR (Unique Tax Reference)?

The Unique Tax Reference (UTR) is a 10-digit number unique to your company that’s issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC are notified once as your company has been registered, they’ll then mail (regular mail, not email) your company’s UTR to the Registered Office normally within a few weeks of incorporation.

How do I let Companies House know that a Share Transfer has taken place?

The only way to notify Companies House about a change in your limited company’s shareholding situation is to file a confirmation statement. Whilst the J30 stock transfer form/s should be completed and kept when the transfers take place, the confirmation statement is the actual method used to let Companies House know about the change.

Making a Corporate Appointment: Governing Law and Legal Form

When forming a limited company it’s possible to have another company acting as any of the following: director, shareholder, person with significant control (PSC), and secretary. These are called ‘corporate appointments’.

Registering a company – what challenges will you face post-formation?

The process of registering a company is a very simple one. In fact with Company Formation MadeSimple it is just 4 simple steps.

How many people do I need to form a company?

Are you in the process of becoming a ltd company? It's worth knowing that you can register a UK limited by shares company with just one person.

Should you be a sole trader or a limited company?

When it comes to going self-employed, one of the first big decisions you’ll need to make is whether you should set up as a sole trader or a limited company. Both structures have their pros and cons, of course, and you may even find that you’ll operate within either over the course of your business life.

I’m setting up my own pop-up food stall: is it worth it?

Pop-up food stalls are entrepreneurship at its most vibrant. From a food van business catering for festivals and parties to market and food court stalls, this fast-growing sector is becoming more and more popular for both businesspeople and consumers alike.

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