Proposal to introduce a public register of beneficial ownership

As part of its transparency agenda, the Government is proposing to introduce a public register of beneficial ownership of overseas companies and other entities holding UK property.  The compliance process is likely to be similar to that for people with significant control over UK companies and will involve the creation of a public register providing […]

Investing in small companies

A beginner’s guide to investing in small entities and the available tax reliefs for doing so. Starting a business is rarely glamourous. Many of the globe-straddling behemoths of the business world had low key beginnings. Both Apple and Hewlett-Packard were famously started in their founder’s garages while the mighty Samsung began life as a grocery […]

Improving Cashflow

A guide to maintaining a healthy balance between money coming in and out of your business. If your business does not have a steady stream of money flowing into it, you will be unlikely to be a going concern in 12 months. On the other hand, every business will have regular costs that they have […]

Residence and domicile

A guide to the rules as they affect individuals, and why they matter. Tax residence In general, you are taxed by the country where you are ‘tax resident’. It is possible to be tax resident in 2 or more different countries simultaneously, because tax years of different countries overlap, or the laws conflict. Where the […]

Exporting for small businesses

How to sell goods and services overseas for beginners. Internationalising your client base can be an intimidating prospect for small business owners with no experience in trading overseas. Depending on your sector and your export destinations, deciding to sell products and services abroad can increase your expenditure, consume your time, and introduce new regulatory and […]

We’re Hiring: Semi-Senior Accountant

Overview The principal function of a Semi-Senior is to work within the Audit team undertaking an Accounts and Audit based position.  This role is responsible for assisting in audit work and the preparation of accounts and involves working as part of a team carrying out tasks under some coaching and supervision.  There is a small […]