Category Archives: Business Registration

Micro-Businesses Show Biggest Productivity Growth


The latest productivity figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the greatest increases in productivity since 2008 have been among micro-businesses. The ONS define micro-businesses as ones with between 1 and 9 employees. These businesses account for 19.83% of all UK business but if you also include businesses with no employees that […]

‘Christmas crafters’ set for sales of over £376 million


Over three million people in the UK are planning to make and sell Christmas related gifts this year.  According to a new report published by Direct Line they are collectively set to sell £376 million worth of handmade Christmas related goods. The most popular Christmas items for crafters to make and sell are: Christmas Decorations […]

76% of UK Businesses Don’t Employ Anyone


The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the trend towards self-employments, contracting and freelance work is continuing. The latest figures for 2015 show that there are 5.4 million businesses in the UK. 1.3 million of them employ more than one person but the remaining 4.1 million businesses don’t employ anyone […]

What is really driving the growth in new UK companies?


We recently blogged about the reports that appear on an almost weekly basis about the number of new companies being formed in the UK. Most of these reports use the same dodgy stats to announce that there are a record breaking number of new businesses starting in the UK. This is normally trumpeted as a […]

Most reports on the number of UK startups are rubbish


Another week, another report on the record number of UK startups. The latest one comes from the Centre for Entrepreneurs who are behind the Startup Britain campaign. It got quite a lot of attention including coverage in The Telegraph, on various business blogs and on social media. It’s claim that 600,000 new business are set […]

5 Startup Scams to Be Wary Of


Startups are as vulnerable to fraudulent activity as the most established businesses, in fact they’re arguably more so. The process required to get companies registered with Companies House and properly set up to begin trading makes them a prime target for scammers who are using increasingly sophisticated methods of deception. Many scams involve criminals pretending […]

Why Your Limited Company Needs a Registered Company Name, Address and Number


The requirement of limited companies in regards to the registration of a company name and address and where this information must be displayed is quite clear. Under section 351 of the Companies Act 1985 every limited company is legally obliged to display its full company name, registration number and registered address on all business correspondence […]