Category Archives: Tax Registration

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Summer Budget Targets Contractors and Agency Workers


One of the biggest drivers of new limited company formations in the past couple of years has been contractors and agency workers. The use of limited companies by highly paid and skilled consultants and IT contractors has been well established for a number of years. In part these kind of high earning contractors have worked […]

EU VAT Rule Change Creates a VAT Mess For Micro-Businesses


The internet has made it incredibly easy for lots of entrepreneurs and startups to find customers and build a business. Now lots of micro-businesses and solo entrepreneurs who sell online are worried that a new EU VAT rule will mean the end of their business. In the UK, businesses aren’t currently required to register for […]