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If you have decided to set up as a limited company contractor, there are a number of steps you will need to take before you're ready to start in business.
(May 29, 2013)
One of the most appealing aspects of running a contracting business through a private limited company is the limited liability it provides.
(May 23, 2013)
We look at the advantages and disadvantages of contracting via a limited company - a tax efficient option for many, however directors do carry a number of statutory and financial obligations.
(Apr 15, 2013)
If you are a limited company contractor, there are a number of duties you must perform as a company director. You also have several financial and legal responsibilities that you should be aware of.
(Mar 5, 2013)
If you have any retained profit in your limited company, these funds may be distributed as dividends to the company's shareholders. So, what are dividend vouchers used for?
(Feb 14, 2013)
How to set up a limited company for your new business. What are the legal requirements?
(Feb 6, 2013)
You set up your company, it was a successful operation, but now you've moved on and the company is just sitting there. How do you go close a limited company down?
(Jan 30, 2013)
There are various ways contractors can set up their own limited companies; via an accountant (a popular way), via a company formations agent, or direct with Companies House.
(Nov 21, 2012)
Are there any restrictions on who can become a limited company director, and do you need any qualifications?
(Nov 8, 2012)
All limited company contractors are required to keep up-to-date statutory records, which include registers of shareholders and company officers.
(Oct 31, 2012)
The steps you must follow if you want to contract via your own limited company.
(Jul 25, 2012)
The term 'personal service company' has been used a great deal in the 'off payroll' remuneration debate in recent months. So, where did the term originate, and what relevance is it to the IR35 rules?
(Jul 18, 2012)
If you are a limited company contractor, you will need to inform Companies House if you change your personal or company address, the company's officers, or share capital.
(Mar 12, 2012)
We look at two of the documents required when you set up a company, with particular reference to the Articles of Association.
(Feb 7, 2012)
Most IT contractors work via a limited liability company. So what is a limited company, what are your responsibilities as a director?
(Jan 6, 2012)
Contractors thinking of going into business for the first time may be daunted by the thought of forming a limited company. However, in reality, the company formation process is not complex.
(Dec 22, 2011)
Following the introduction of the Companies Act 2006, limited company directors can provide a 'service address' to appear on the public record, and keep their residential address private.
(Nov 8, 2011)
At some stage during your contracting career, you may decide that you would like to change the name of your limited company.
(Oct 3, 2011)
A guide to dividends for contractors and small businesses. How to calculate them, when to distribute them and what paperwork you need to complete.
(Sep 26, 2011)
If you have decided to contract via your own limited company, one of the first tasks you need to do is choose a suitable name for your new enterprise.
(Jul 28, 2011)
The most popular way to start up in business in the UK is as a sole trader. So why do IT contractors avoid this route, and work via their own limited companies or via an umbrella company scheme?
(Jun 23, 2011)
If you are thinking of contracting via your own limited company, there are typically three ways of incorporating your new company.
(May 11, 2011)
If you want to set up as a limited company contractor, there are some things you should look out for when selecting a company name.
(Apr 26, 2011)
From April 2008, since the introduction of an initial wave of Companies Act 2006 legislation, limited companies no longer have to appoint a company secretary.
(Apr 18, 2011)
Moving from an umbrella to limited company structure should be a hassle free process - here are some things to bear in mind before making the move.
(Feb 2, 2011)
When setting up as a limited company contractor, what should you look out for when choosing a company name?
(Dec 14, 2010)
Limited company contractors will need to get used to a new set of forms when they inform Companies House of any changes to their circumstances.
(Oct 6, 2009)
Many of the forms limited company contractors have previously used to interact with Companies House will change format on 1st October 2009 following the final implementation of the Companies Act 2006.
(Sep 24, 2009)
Limited company IT contractors should take note of the latest implementation of Companies Act changes, which come into force on 1st October 2009.
(Sep 8, 2009)
How to identify a Managed Service Company provider, and ensure that you are not caught by the MSC rules.
(Aug 18, 2009)