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So far Paul Beare has created 45 blog entries.

What must a UK VAT invoice show?

2018-07-11T08:07:16+01:00July 10 th, 2018|UK Tax|

For those company's that are raising sales invoices, we are often asked during the initial setup stage - what must a UK VAT invoice show? There are standard and expected points that the invoice should show. Assuming you are VAT registered and you sell goods and/or services to somebody else that is VAT registered (be [...]

7. Finding Key UK Staff: a benefits package

2018-04-22T20:14:25+01:00April 24 th, 2018|Top 10 tips for UK setup|

You may already have found the first hire to implement the set-up. If done through a personal network, the person may be good, although his recommendation is necessarily subjective. If using a recruitment company, then their advice and reference checking would be useful, but unless on a retained basis, their main aim may be to [...]

Self Employed UK: Expenditure and Allowances

2018-04-22T19:55:20+01:00April 22 nd, 2018|UK Tax|

When it comes to working from home, it can be difficult to decide what you should and should not be claiming for. As a rule, any expenditure incurred that is wholly and necessary for the purpose of the business is allowable. It should not be capital expenditure or private, although there are allowances available for [...]

International Accountants in London

2018-04-23T17:58:20+01:00April 3 rd, 2018|Setting up in the UK, UK Accounting|

Every firm of international accountants in London are competitors. Every firm will register a company, register for VAT, payroll and provide on-going support and compliance. Over the years there have been specific names that come up time and time again –competing for the same type of work – foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI is the [...]

What is a Person with Significant Control in the UK?

2018-04-01T05:52:37+01:00April 2 nd, 2018|UK General|

When a new company is registered with Companies House, you need to note who should go on the PSC Register. This is a publicly accessible database, listing who the Person with Significant Control is/are. There could be more than one individual, corporate entity or trust – we look at this in further detail below. For [...]

Paul to speak with potential NZ to UK startups

2018-04-01T07:47:57+01:00April 1 st, 2018|UK Legal|

Earlier in February we published how Paul would return to New Zealand to help more kiwi companies setup in the UK and also present at an event. Culminating in a kind offer from another speaker, David Alizade of NZ based law firm Jackson Russell, there will be two events in Auckland next week.  Full registration [...]

UK Formation Agent vs. UK Accountant

2018-04-01T05:54:01+01:00April 1 st, 2018|Setting up in the UK, UK Legal|

Key Differences between a UK Formation Agent vs. UK Accountant We have recently seen a sharp uptake in the number of clients who have already formed their UK company through a formation agent, who then ask for our support and expertise to finish the setup process for their UK company. There are many reasons why [...]

6. Terms of business (terms of sale)

2018-04-15T06:56:26+01:00March 22 nd, 2018|Top 10 tips for UK setup|

You will instruct UK lawyers to prepare the UK Terms of Business setting out your terms and conditions, which are usually subject to UK law. They should be as clear and succinct as possible, preferably able to be printed on the back of one sheet of A4 paper. Should an overseas parent seek to impose [...]

5. UK Taxes – an overview

2018-03-14T20:00:22+01:00March 13 th, 2018|Top 10 tips for UK setup|

Taxation matters are dealt with by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). There are thousands of pages of tax legislation, but no general anti-avoidance rules. There is generally no system of prior clearance regarding the tax treatment of a particular event or procedure, although there are telephone helplines that can provide verbal advice. However, unless [...]

Sub-contractors vs. UK payroll

2018-04-15T06:55:28+01:00March 12 th, 2018|UK Legal, UK Payroll|

‘Employing’ subcontractors is often a key discussion point we deal with when helping an overseas company start up in the UK. Usually we are asked to explain from the perspective of sub contractors vs. UK payroll. The question can be biased depending whether the sub-contractor or the employer is enquiring. A UK sub-contractor can either [...]