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Who controls your company? New information required for company formations

15 Jun 2016
Since 30th June 2016 businesses planning to register a new limited company need to provide Companies House with information about the people who will have control over the company to be incorporated (People with Significant Control or PSCs). So who is a PSC and how are they determined? anyone who holds more than 25% of the shares in the new company anyone holding more... Read More AboutWho controls your company? New information required for company formations »

By Karen Bowley

3 Reasons a multiple share class company might be right for you

15 Jul 2015
Companies with more than one share class can provide increased flexibility for your business. Here are just a few reasons for choosing a multiple share class company . There are of course many more! 1) Provide different dividend rights You may want to make dividend payments to owners of one class of shares rather than payments being made to all shareholders irrespective of the... Read More About3 Reasons a multiple share class company might be right for you »

By Wendy Rees

Updated: Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

12 Aug 2015
*New Updates* Some say the only constant in life is change. Here at Jordans we may be inclined to agree that it is especially true in business! The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (sometimes known as SBEEA) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and set out a timeline of phases in which the portions of the new law will come into force. Over the summer months,... Read More AboutUpdated: Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 »

By Karen Bowley

Academy Trusts in the news

24 Aug 2015
Academies recently found their way into the news , courtesy of Prime Minister David Cameron. He reiterated his vision for education in comments to the media marking the first 100 days of a majority Conservative government since 1997. Political views on academy schools are quite mixed across the board, but having a broader understanding what an academy trust is, and how it... Read More AboutAcademy Trusts in the news »

By Karen Bowley

Is a Limited Liability Partnership Right for your business?

03 Sep 2015
A limited liability partnership (LLP) is the perfect choice if you’re looking for the protection of limited liability combined with the flexibility of operating as a partnership. Limited Liability Partnerships have been around since 2001 and offer greater freedom in terms of allocating profits, ease of membership, and confidentiality of internal organisational arrangements. They are also ... Read More AboutIs a Limited Liability Partnership Right for your business? »

By Lee Date

5 Key Facts about Community Interest Companies

14 Sep 2015
Whilst a traditional view of business holds limited companies as vehicles for profit and charities as vehicles for philanthropic endeavours, the introduction of Community Interest Companies (CICs) in 2005 has helped bridge these two very distinct types of entity. CICs operate as one might expect of a limited company whilst ensuring that profits are pumped back into the community for... Read More About5 Key Facts about Community Interest Companies »

By Karen Bowley

Unlimited Companies: The What, Why and When

28 Sep 2015
What is an unlimited company? An unlimited company is a type of private company. It has some features similar to a limited company. It is registered at Companies House and it has members (usually shareholders) and directors, among other standard features of limited companies. However, the shareholders (or members) of this type of company have unlimited liability. This... Read More AboutUnlimited Companies: The What, Why and When »

By Lee Date

Articles of Association: It pays to be prepared

08 Oct 2015
During the process of forming your company, you will have an important choice: What Articles of Association (‘Articles’) will you use? Perhaps you think the Model Articles will suit you fine but consider this, they have been prepared to work for all companies, large and small, general and niche. If your company is unique, your articles may need to be too. Articles are the... Read More AboutArticles of Association: It pays to be prepared »

By Karen Bowley

4 reasons to incorporate your firm as a ‘Professional Practice’

16 Nov 2015
Traditionally, professional practices such as solicitors, architects and accountants, were constrained in the structure of their business to operate only as a partnership. In recent years, however, the opportunity has arisen for professional practices to incorporate as a limited company or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and enjoy the advantages these structures provide. So... Read More About4 reasons to incorporate your firm as a ‘Professional Practice’ »

By Karen Bowley

Can I incorporate my new company during Christmas?

10 Dec 2015
This is one of our most frequently asked questions this time of year. While everyone is feeling festive and maybe even enjoying a cup of cheer, you may need to register a new company. At this time of year, timescales are subject to change and deadlines can be earlier, so it is important to plan ahead and make sure you have all the required details in hand when you’re ready to form... Read More AboutCan I incorporate my new company during Christmas? »

By Lee Date
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