Emergency Budget 2010: What it means for fast growth technology businesses

There was mixed news for fast growth technology and digital businesses in today’s Emergency Budget. Headlines were as follows: Corporation tax rates will be cut from 21% to 20% for small companies ie those with taxable profits up to £300,000, with effect from 1 April 2011. Large companies will benefit from tax rate cuts from … Read moreEmergency Budget 2010: What it means for fast growth technology businesses

Emergency Budget Wishes 2010

Letter to George Osborne MP regarding my wishes for next Tuesday’s Emergency Budget Speech: Dear Mr Osborne MP, Emergency Budget 2010 I appreciate that you have an extremely difficult job next Tuesday 22 June 2010 in delivering a Budget Report that seeks not only to balance the books over the longer term but to also avoid derailing any … Read moreEmergency Budget Wishes 2010

Tax measures in the coalition government agreement – what might they mean for you?

Personal allowance to be increased to help lower and middle income earners. The Coalition has agreed that there will be a substantial increase in the personal allowance from April 2011. The amount for those under 65 is currently £6,475. The increase in the Employers’ National Insurance thresholds proposed by the Conservatives will go ahead, reducing … Read moreTax measures in the coalition government agreement – what might they mean for you?

Should I set up a Limited company for my new start-up?

Most business start-ups tend to opt for setting themselves up as a limited company from day one – but is this right? Answer: It depends. In many cases, a limited company is the right option but it pays to think through all the options as there can be benefits to thinking a little differently. You basically … Read moreShould I set up a Limited company for my new start-up?