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Paul Beare Ltd heads to IR Global Miami

2020-01-16T10:04:53+01:00January 16 th, 2020|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

If it’s January then it must be time for the latest IR Global ‘On the Road’ event, and the first 2020 engagement takes place in Miami. And Paul Beare will be there, as his globetrotting reaches new heights.   “The Miami event is a really well timed one,” Paul says, who is currently in New Zealand. [...]

Hire power: how to get your new employee set up right 

2020-01-14T23:17:15+01:00January 14 th, 2020|Setting up in the UK, UK General, UK Payroll|

Taking on your first new employee is an exciting milestone for any business. It means not just that help is on the way but also that the business is taking another step in its growth. And fresh blood means new ideas and energy.    However, it is worth pointing out that, for UK companies at least, employing [...]

The end of the beginning

2019-12-22T10:09:30+01:00December 20 th, 2019|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

So, at last, after three and half years, one referendum, two general elections and more parliamentary votes than anyone can care to remember, the UK has finally settled the Question of Brexit.   Boris Johnson’s comprehensive victory in last week’s General Election means that we can now be sure that, whatever follows, the UK will begin [...]

The Office Christmas Party – The Tax Rules

2019-11-07T18:41:55+01:00November 5 th, 2019|UK General, UK Tax|

It might seem that the office Christmas party would be one area of business life where the taxman would fear to tread. However, HMRC is in fact interested in making sure companies adhere to the correct tax treatment for their annual shindig. The rules surrounding the expenditure and tax liability of your party are actually [...]

Dutch Courage

2019-11-01T16:24:21+01:00November 1 st, 2019|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

This year’s IR Global Conference in Amsterdam had as its theme the idea of storytelling, and it was certainly apt. The narrative running through the event was clear: clients’ needs are always evolving, and only by working together to share ideas and insights can practices remain ready to deliver on their promises. “This year’s conference [...]

Ease of doing business survey

2019-11-01T16:24:13+01:00October 31 st, 2019|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

The UK’s place in the world is under a spotlight at the moment. It’s not just Brexit - although that thorny question is dominating much discussion in offices, pubs and dinner tables across the country. The UK is also wrestling with what kind of country it wants to be - aligned with Europe or more [...]

Setting up a UK company: Accountant or lawyer?

2019-09-26T08:11:28+01:00September 26 th, 2019|Setting up in the UK, UK General, UK Legal|

It’s an interesting question: should you use an accountant or lawyer to set up a UK company? Under UK law, both kinds of regulated professionals can serve this function, so understanding how they differ may be helpful.      In order to help your set up process, both accountants and lawyers will need to undertake the necessary checks: namely the anti-money laundering (AML) and Know Your Client (KYC) checks.  […]

IR Global Amsterdam 2019 – see you there!

2019-09-10T21:32:50+01:00September 10 th, 2019|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

This October will see the latest IR Global conference, this year hosted in the wonderful city of Amsterdam. Paul Beare and the team will be in attendance, raring to go. We’ve had an exciting year so far: new clients, new challenges, new opportunities.  The UK team has grown, adding to our ability to help our clients in their [...]