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UK Company formations: February 2014 - February 2015

29 Apr 2015
Within our very busy company formations team, we speak to a wide array of new business owners from across the country. We want to share some of the insight we learn in this process, so with the help of our business information team, we will be taking a closer look at both national and regional new company incorporations over the last year and in recent months. UK company formations... Read More AboutUK Company formations: February 2014 - February 2015 »

By Karen Bowley

VAT: 9 key facts for UK companies

24 Apr 2015
Guest post by Wendy Newton, VAT Specialist at Jordans   Value Added Tax (VAT) is a legal requirement for most business operating in the UK. However, depending on the size, nature of trading and annual revenue of the company, the requirements can vary. The reporting requirements can sometimes seem daunting for new or smaller companies, and we’re often asked,... Read More AboutVAT: 9 key facts for UK companies »

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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Changes for UK Companies

08 Apr 2015
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Changes for UK Companies By now you’re probably familiar with the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act which received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. You may also know it will bring about some significant changes for companies doing business in the UK. In spite of the title, the legislation will impact UK companies of... Read More AboutThe Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act: Changes for UK Companies »

By ALICE MENENTI

Bearer Shares: Do you or your clients hold or have any in issue?

08 Apr 2015
Bearer Shares: Do you or your clients hold or have any in issue? Phase 1 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act will begin coming into force next month. From this point, companies will no longer be able to issue bearer shares. This will be the first of a number of changes effecting companies doing business in the UK and will effect new UK company formations as... Read More AboutBearer Shares: Do you or your clients hold or have any in issue? »

By Karen Bowley

5 Key Reasons To Go Limited

16 Mar 2015
Private Company Limited by Shares 5 Key Reasons To Go Limited Many businesses opt to establish a limited company from the outset, while others will wait until their business has grown.  They all have their own reasons for doing so.  Here are our top five reasons: Name protection.  Incorporating a company is the only reliable way to protect... Read More About5 Key Reasons To Go Limited »

By Karen Bowley

New ID and Fraud Service

09 Mar 2015
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new product line - ID & Fraud Services, as we extend our portfolio of information, data and marketing products. The service promises a fast, efficient and cost effective way of performing ID and anti-money laundering checks on individuals. Customer due diligence and compliance with Know Your Client and Anti Money Laundering... Read More AboutNew ID and Fraud Service »

By Ray Ruffels

Public Limited Companies (plcs) - your questions answered

20 Feb 2015
Q:  What is a plc ? A : It is a limited liability company whose shares may be freely sold and traded to the public. A plc’s shares may be listed on a stock exchange Q: What are the restrictions to form a plc ?  The key points are: A public limited company requires a minimum of two directors It must appoint a qualified company... Read More AboutPublic Limited Companies (plcs) - your questions answered »

By Lee Date

Right to manage companies - your questions answered

26 Jan 2015
Q:  What is a Right to Manage Company? A:  Right to Manage Companies (RTMs) were introduced for the protection and benefit of flat owners in shared buildings.  In the past, some freehold owners of blocks of flats abused their position by either charging exorbitant service charges and/or failing to adequately maintain the common parts.  It was difficult for... Read More AboutRight to manage companies - your questions answered »

By Karen Bowley

Four legal issues every business should know about

19 Jan 2015
Whether you operate as a limited company or not, there are legal issues every business, small or large, needs to consider in order to reduce their risk.  With your business at the forefront of your considerations, ask yourself these questions: Terms and conditions Are you minimising your legal risks by clearly setting out your obligations and liability to your... Read More AboutFour legal issues every business should know about »

By Karen Bowley

Beat the competition to new, prestigious company names

08 Jan 2015
31 January 2015 will see the sensitive words legislation changing with changes also expected to the "same as" legislation.  This will provide businesses with a unique opportunity to secure new, prestigious company names previously unavailable to them. Under The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 (No.3140) a... Read More AboutBeat the competition to new, prestigious company names »

By Karen Bowley

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