Capital Gains Tax: Shares

After covering the basics of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in a previous blog, I thought it may be useful to discuss the specific rules surrounding the selling of company shares. Calculating the gain from selling shares As with other assets, the gain on selling shares is calculated from taking the proceeds and subtracting the original […]

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Guest Blog: Game of Phones

Running a sustainable business means keeping up with what your consumer wants and how they find it. If you get left behind, you could see your flow of new business slow down. In this changing marketplace, it seems that the move towards mobile devices is almost inexorable – but how much do you know about […]

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Investing Your Profits

It’s one thing to have a business that is doing well and generating a healthy profit, but what more can be done to ensure you are making the most of your income? There are a variety of options currently open to Owner Managed Businesses and Individuals that include some very useful reliefs from taxation. These options should […]

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Employment and Support Allowance

When you work for an employer and fall ill, you can claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to ensure you are still receiving an income while you recover. If you are self-employed you are unable to receive SSP as you have no employer to claim it from. However, it may be possible to claim Employment and […]

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Employing Staff: Things to Consider

As your business grows and becomes more successful, you will find a point where it would be beneficial to have some regular help. Most commonly this would involve employing someone to work for you. Aside from the obvious factors such as what you want the employee to do, there are seven points you must address when it […]

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Which Direction? Ltd or Sole?: Update

Limited Company or Sole Trader

We previously discussed the differences between a limited company and a sole trader business in this blog. We went over the advantages and disadvantages of each to help readers decide which would be best for their business. Unfortunately new rules coming into place from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have drastically changed the dynamic from […]

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