One of the benefits of setting up your business as a limited company rather than as sole trader is the idea of limited liability. This means that you personally are not liable for any debt that your company gets into, and can’t be pursued for it if the company gets into difficulty or closes. Many lenders will ask to put a condition onto your borrowing in the form of a director’s or personal guarantee, in order to secure the finance. This article explores what a directors guarantee is and the pros and cons.
Entrepreneurs' relief is one of the methods the government uses to incentivise individuals to set up in business and to innovate. Once a business has gone from a start up to a successful enterprise then the owners may wish to sell up and reap the rewards of all their input and effort. This is the stage where Entrepreneurs' relief comes into play and here we explain what you need to know and some important do's and dont's
Bitcoin reached its peak in December 2017 at nearly $20,000. Just five months before in July 2017 it was trading at $3,000. Now, nearly seven months later, the value has dropped over half. Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, are new forms of electronic money, completely free of government control. Read more on bitcoin and taxes here.
As customs and tax collectors are pre-occupied with finalising Brexit, the roll out of new digital tax system known as “Making Tax Digital” has been delayed by HMRC. Making Tax Digital is a scheme designed to simplify the management of individual and business tax payments. The digitalisation of the yearly tax return hopes to phase out the traditional self-employed tax return scheme.