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  • February 19, 2024 by Aditi Mohan

    What is a Dividend?

    You may wonder: ‘What are dividends?’, ’How do they work?’ and ‘What are the limitations of paying myself in this way’. Our blog delves into these questions and more. 

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  • February 5, 2024 by Aditi Mohan

    Do I need a limited company for an online business?

    You may want to start setting your business up for future growth, one way to do so is to incorporate as a Limited Company. As an online business, it is not necessary to incorporate. However, becoming a Limited Company could be the perfect next step.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Limited or Ltd?

    When forming your Limited Company one of the first decisions to make is whether your company name should end in Limited or Ltd. You can’t form a Limited Company without one of them so your options are… limited. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What is a SIC Code?

    When preparing an annual return for your limited company you will be asked for your company SIC Code(s). A SIC Code (UK Standard Industrial Classification Code) is simply a five-digit number that classifies your company’s principal business activity. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Understanding Due Dates for your Limited Company

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 Annual Accounts If filing the first set of accounts for your limited company the accounts must be delivered no later than 21 months from the date of incorporation. Therefore for a company formed on the 1st of January 2014 (which would therefore have an accounting reference date of 31st of January), the accounts […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What is… A Certificate of Incorporation?

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 The Certificate of Incorporation is the main document which states your limited company is in existence. It includes your company name and number. In the UK, a certificate of incorporation is usually a simple certificate issued by the relevant government registry as confirmation of the due incorporation and valid existence of the […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Registering Your Company Name: Spot the Difference

    It’s always a disappointment if your application for a limited company is rejected by Companies House. You rack your brains as to what could possibly have gone wrong.

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    Limited Company Name- Restricted Word: International

    Last Updated: 20/08/2014 When choosing a name for your limited company it’s important you are aware of the Companies House “Restricted Words” list. In order to form a company with any of these words, certain criteria must be met; the criteria differ depending on the word. 

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    What is the SAIL Address?

    Last Updated: 21/08/2014 If you are a director of a Limited Company you may have come across the term SAIL address. So what is this? Well first off, nothing to do with a boat. The SAIL (Single Alternative Inspection Location) address is simply the location where company registers and records are kept if they’re not […]

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  • December 4, 2023 by Tom Richardson

    A Tale of 2 Codes: Security Code; Authentication Code

    There seems to be some confusion surrounding Companies House web-filing. In particular, the difference between the security code and the authentication code. 

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