Goodbye Annual Return Hello Confirmation Statement

  From 30 June 2016 the Confirmation Statement replaced the Annual Return. The Confirmation Statement is intended to serve roughly the same purpose as the Annual Return but rather than providing a snapshot of your company data at a specific date, you now need to confirm that the information held at Companies House is accurate… Continue reading Goodbye Annual Return Hello Confirmation Statement

People with significant control (PSC) – The New PSC Register

From 6 April 2016, Limited Companies, LLPs (Limited Liability Partnerships) and SEs (Societas Europea) are required to hold a register of people with significant control (‘PSC register’).  This is part of the government’s commitment to increase transparency in ownership and control of companies. A PSC is anyone in a company, LLP or SE who meets… Continue reading People with significant control (PSC) – The New PSC Register

Automatic Enrolment – What should I do if I’m not an employer?

Following on from Becky’s blog back In November: ‘Help – I’ve received a letter from the Pension Regulator’ I’m sure there are some of you wondering what you should do if you do not employ anybody, and consequently don’t have anybody on your payroll, or are a director only company. Automatic enrolment duties do not… Continue reading Automatic Enrolment – What should I do if I’m not an employer?

The importance of keeping your company statutory books up to date.

What are company statutory books? Statutory books are records about your limited company which are legally required to be kept and safely stored. The relevant documents are usually kept in a bound book or a ring binder. Alternatively, they can also be held in electronic format providing that you are readily able to obtain hard… Continue reading The importance of keeping your company statutory books up to date.

‘Spring’ your business forward with a fresh look at book-keeping

Staying on top of the book-keeping is often an overlooked part of business, with a mad rush around deadline time to get everything up to date.  However, in order to better understand your business and ensure you are maintaining a healthy profit margin, keeping on top of your records is key. We recommend you therefore… Continue reading ‘Spring’ your business forward with a fresh look at book-keeping

Budget 2016: Move over Ranieri, there’s a new “Tinker Man” in town!

On Wednesday 16 March 2016, George Osborne delivered his eighth Budget.  I will be the first to admit that I was expecting this to be a spending- rather than tax-focussed budget.  In fact, I was wondering how much there would be for me to write a blog about, particularly as we have the “tax lock”… Continue reading Budget 2016: Move over Ranieri, there’s a new “Tinker Man” in town!

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUBMITTING FORMS ON TIME TO COMPANIES HOUSE

Most people don’t realise how important it is to keep submitted documentation up to date at Companies House.  There have been recent subtle changes too which makes it easier for Companies House to strike a company or LLP from the register. What happens if the company record is not kept up to date? If the… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF SUBMITTING FORMS ON TIME TO COMPANIES HOUSE