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What are alphabet shares?

A way shareholders can accommodate an unequal dividend payment without the need for complex dividend waivers or the risk of triggering the settlements legislation…

Don’t reply to this letter from Companies House

In a recent email Companies House warned company owners to ignore the following letter purporting to be from Companies House…

Companies House flexes new legislative muscles

In the latest of new legislative changes that have granted Companies House new powers, the Registrar has turned it’s attention to the registration of company names. ..

Act now to claim dormant funds

Recent legislation changes have been made which affects how the Court Funds Office (CFO) holds dormant funds. From 1 June 2024 any account that has been held dormant within the CFO for 30 years or more will be surrendered and any future right to claim the funds will be extinguished. Funds are classified as dormant … Read more

Check out the Trivial Benefits rules

Trivial benefits are small gifts or perks given to employees that are exempt from tax and benefit reporting obligations. But bosses must adhere to certain conditions…

Death and taxes

Death and taxes are certainties of life, according to Benjamin Franklin, and if you are in business, you should be aware which taxes you are liable to pay…

What to expect in the coming year

Politics being the moveable feast that it is, the crystal ball to forecast how a change of government will affect us has yet to be invented, but what will be the likely impacts?..

Companies House is flexing its muscles

Under the new legislation, Companies House has enhanced powers to query information that appears to be incorrect or inconsistent with information held…

VAT boost to charitable donations

The Treasury have issued details of a new VAT relief that is aimed at boosting the value of items donated to charities…

Where do your tips go?

Many of us wonder who actually received the service charges added to bills in hotels and restaurants…

High risk, all eggs in one basket

There may be an argument for securing income from multiple sources. Here are some ideas for income streams you may be able to cultivate…

More corporate red tape

We are still waiting for the government to introduce secondary legislation that will oblige directors and others with significant control to verify their identity…

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