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extend your accounts filing deadline

Extend your accounts filing deadline

26 March 2020, Charities, Companies, Creative Industries

Company Accounts If your company accounts can’t be prepared in time due to the COVID-19 emergency you can apply to extend your accounts filing deadline by 3 months. How to extend your accounts filing deadline Company accounts for a private limited company are normally due for filing 9 months after the year end date.  If […]

Guide for start-ups part 1

9 September 2014, Charities, Companies, Sole Traders

Should my start-up be a company? You’ve got a great idea, you’ve thought of a name for your business, but you are not sure whether or not you should set up a company.  You will hear from lots of people in your industry that they have set up a limited company, but is this right for […]

Does your accountant work for you?

20 May 2013, Advocates, Charities, Companies, Musicians, Sole Traders

The role of an accountant in a business. Many small businesses do not have an accountant on the payroll and hire external consultants to fulfil their financial needs.  In too many cases the accountant is only working for the benefit of external stakeholders such as Companies House and HMRC.  This role is described as financial […]

UK Private Limited Company Formation – A brief guide.

16 April 2013, Companies

What is a private limited company? A private limited company is a company limited by shares.  The company is run by its directors on behalf of its shareholders.  There must be at least one director and one shareholder for any new private company.  The same person can be director and shareholder.  The shares in a […]

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