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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 [...]

An overview of UK payroll costs

2018-08-14T15:56:49+01:00August 14 th, 2018|UK General, UK Payroll, UK Tax|

Calculating UK payroll for your employees should not be taken lightly. The employee will suffer if the correct calculation and methodology including previous UK experience is not applied. We look at providing an overview of UK payroll costs, taken from a typical payroll summary spreadsheet we provide to our clients, and break it down – [...]

Will being physically present help open my UK bank account?

2018-08-12T13:14:11+01:00July 31 st, 2018|Setting up in the UK, UK General|

This is for a UK company to open a UK based bank account. As with many bank account opening matters, it is not a simple question around whether it would be beneficial to be present to be in the UK to open an account. The main question when opening a bank account is do you [...]

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 [...]

3. The right business model

2018-02-28T16:51:17+01:00February 28 th, 2018|Top 10 tips for UK setup, UK General|

Many companies decide to invest overseas when they have established an export trade and a customer base. But has appropriate thought been given to the right business model? So the first step could be to use a British agent and/or distributor if you are selling product, depending upon whether sales will be as the principal [...]