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Top tips on how to successfully work from home

By Shirley Borrett, Development Director at Telework Association & Author of Lawpack’s Working From Home Kit Increasing numbers of people work from home including freelancers, employees and self-employed people running their own businesses. The benefits from working from home to… Find out more

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How to form your limited company

Once you know the name of your limited company – the name(s) of its shareholders and the name(s) of its directors – you’re now ready to form your limited company. Here’s a list of the company formation forms you need… Find out more

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Dos and don’ts when naming a limited company

Once you’re ready to set up your limited company, it’s time for you to name the limited company and then determine whether you’re allowed to use that company name. But beware the following rules for naming limited companies: Naming a… Find out more

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Choosing the type of limited company to form

Limited companies exist as a legal entity in their own right, so the limited company’s finances are separate from the personal finances of their business owners. Shareholders can be individuals or other companies. They’re not responsible for the limited company’s debts,… Find out more

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Self-assessment: how long do you keep records?

If you have to complete an annual self-assessment form for the taxman, then you probably find the process quite traumatic. Finding your financial statements in time for the tax return deadline may make you wish that you’d kept your financial… Find out more

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I’m self-employed – should I register for VAT?

When you’re self-employed, tax can be a worrying issue. Knowing when to pay tax and how much you need to pay can be baffling. Does your small business need to register for VAT and if so, what is the VAT… Find out more