A trade mark is any sign which can distinguish the goods and services of one trader from those of another. A sign includes, for example, words, logos, pictures, or a combination of these.
It is important for all businesses to at least be able to communicate via email even if you do not believe you need a website.
VAT registration is not automatic when you form a new company. You only need to register for VAT when your taxable sales reach the current threshold.
UK companies have a requirement to prepare accurate accounts and to file them at Companies House and HMRC. Some companies also need to be audited.
Companies House is an executive agency of the Department of Trade and Industry. It is the registrar of UK companies.
The payment of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions for self-employed people changed in 2015. Are you aware of the changes?
Taking a look at shares for UK limited companies. Share capital and issued shares. Find out more about UK companies.
All UK limited companies must have at least one director appointed. Find out about the requirements for company directors of UK companies.
Find out more about company secretaries for UK limited companies. Do I need a secretary and what are the duties of the company secretary?
In the UK there are various structures you can use to operate a business. They range from sole trader status to more sophisticated legal structures.