Category Archives: Business Finances

Clamp Down on Public Sector use of Personal Companies


George Osborne announced a new clamp down on the use of “personal service” limited companies in today’s budget. “Personal service” companies are where a person who is working as a freelancer, consultant or agency employee forms their own limited company and uses it to bill their employer. The employees can work the funds coming through […]

Finding Funding for Innovative Startup Businesses


A common issue for many first time entrepreneurs is knowing what sources of funding are available and how to go about getting them. For businesses with high startup costs, or where product development is needed, lack of appropriate funding often means businesses don’t get started at all. Once possible funding sources have been identified it […]

2016 Company Formation Trend Predictions – Part 2


In the first part of our 2016 company formation predictions we discussed how tax changes may lead to a decrease in the number of contract and agency workers forming limited companies. Another tax change is responsible for our second prediction for company formations in 2016. A series of changes announced over the last year mean […]

UK Startups are stalled by skills shortage and access to finance


The Institute of Directors (IoD) have published findings this month that indicate that entrepreneurs around the UK are struggling with accessing finance and hiring skilled workers for their businesses. The IoD conducted the very first IoD 99 network survey which has confirmed that startups around the UK are all facing these problems, with inevitable detriment […]