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The tax system for companies

How the tax system works for companies.

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The company secretary

The position of company secretary in a private company is now optional. Thus a company can operate with a sole director.

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Statutory records

It is essential that you keep your company's statutory records up-to-date. Do not underestimate the importance of these records - they are definitive proof of the company's legal existence and its members.

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The law and directors' responsibilities

Who is a director? What are their legal responsibilities?

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Buying a company 'off the shelf'

If time is an important factor, you can consider buying a ready-made company. The procedure will depend on the company formation agents', including online agents, requirements.

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Limited companies

There is one main rate of corporation tax of 19%. Corporation tax rate is to reduce to 17% from 1 April 2020.

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Green travel allowances

There are a number of schemes intended to encourage employers to make arrangements for their staff to travel to work by more environmentally beneficial means.

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Raising finance for your business

Raising finance for businesses can be challenging to say the least. If you are thinking of expanding your business, or starting a new one, you will need to raise finance. What are your options?

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Partnership agreements

Did you know that if you have no partnership agreement, then the provisions of the Partnership Act of 1890 apply? Make sure you have a partnership agreement and that it is up-to-date.

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Business deductions

In order to attract a deduction in computing the profits of a trade or business any expenses must be incurred wholly and exclusively for the purpose of the trade. Capital expenditure is not an allowable expense (capital allowances are claimed on these costs), and certain other expenses are barred by statute.

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