Disqualified from acting as a director

December 3rd, 2018

When a director has been found guilty of mismanagement verging on fraud, one of the remedies that the courts can impose is disqualification as a director. But what does this actually mean? A disqualified director has to abide to the following restrictions: While the order or undertaking is in force, it stops a person acting […]

Keep private bank accounts private

November 29th, 2018

Many small businesses, including landlords, use personal bank accounts to lodge business receipts and make business payments. If traders in this situation are subject to a HMRC enquiry into their business affairs, HMRC would be entitled to request sight of all bank accounts that record business transactions even if those accounts are essentially, personal bank […]

Receiving your State Pension if you live abroad

November 27th, 2018

If you are about to move abroad and are already receiving a State Pension in the UK, you might like to read this article setting out some of the issues you will need to consider. If you live part of the year abroad You must choose which country you want your pension to be paid […]

Brexit, the outlook for business

November 23rd, 2018

The political upheavals of the last week have done little to resolve the Brexit issue, the underlying political manoeuvrings or settle a growing list of issues for small businesses across the UK. Leaving aside the political considerations we now seem to be at a point where there will be a no-deal, a compromise deal (the […]

Are you looking for export opportunities?

November 22nd, 2018

In a recent press release, the Department for International Trade promoted its enhanced Export Opportunities service for UK companies. In a nut-shell, this lists overseas governments and companies that are looking to buy UK goods and services. On the face of it, if you are looking for a source of leads for your export marketing […]

Tax Diary November/December 2018

November 14th, 2018

1 November 2018 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 January 2018. 19 November 2018 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 November 2018. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 November 2018.) 19 November 2018 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]

Fifty pound note gets new lease of life

November 14th, 2018

The Treasury has confirmed that the £50 note will continue to be part of the UK’s currency, and further, that the Bank of England will reissue it as a new modern polymer note. According to Treasury sources this will help clamp down on crime. The announcement follows a public consultation and the government has confirmed […]