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Paul Jefferson
19th October 2021 VAT Registration

A business must compulsorily register for VAT if taxable 12 month turnover exceeds £85,000. They can voluntarily register for VAT as soon as they start trading, providing they expect to make taxable supplies in the future.   Businesses that provide to other businesses may choose to register for VAT voluntarily before the registration threshold is…

Emily Haines
15th March 2021 SEISS for the newly self-employed in 2019/20

HMRC are writing to some individuals who started their sole trade/self-employment in 2019/20 and wish to claim the fourth and fifth self-employment income support scheme grant (SEISS). These individuals will be asked to complete some verification checks to confirm their identity and proof of their self-employment.   These individuals should receive a letter from 8th…

Donna Gidney
4th December 2018 Start-up Seminar Success

Our March office held its start-up seminar last week. The seminar covered key areas for start-up businesses, including business plans, business structure, accounting software and employee considerations. A big thank you goes to Emilia Cybulska from NatWest for her presentation entitled “Give Your Start-up a Boost”, which not only covered financing options, but also gave…

Donna Gidney
22nd November 2018 Guest Speaker confirmed for Start-up Seminar at March Office

Our March office will be hosting its start-up seminar on 29 November 2018 between 6pm and 8pm. The evening will aim to cover the following key areas for those starting out in business: Choice of business structure Record keeping, including digital software packages Compliance with HMRC regulations Funding options Employment issues We are delighted to…

Richard Alecock
1st September 2020 Top 5 tips for start-up businesses

Businesses are born in many ways but there are some common considerations for all start-ups. Legal form Consideration needs to be given as to the how you wish to set up and structure your business. If you are going it alone perhaps a sole trader could be the best route or, if there is more…

Scott Bishop
29th October 2018 Start Up Seminar – Wisbech – Further details

We are looking forward to hosting our FREE Start Up Seminar in Wisbech  from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday November 6th 2018 which is being held at the Boathouse. There are many questions that you may have when starting up in business, such as: Should the business be structured as a Sole trader or Limited…

Amanda Newman
25th October 2018 Ely Start Up seminar Guest speakers announced

Ely Office start up seminar is being held on 20th November https://www.whitingsllp.co.uk/booking-now-open-for-start-up-seminars/. A chance to gain free advice on the complexities of starting in business from Whiting and Partners and Guest Speakers from local solicitors Fraser Dawbarns talking about partnership and shareholder agreements, leases on new premises and employment law for taking on new staff.…

Donna Gidney
23rd October 2018 Running A Business From Home

If you are looking to start up a business, it is likely to be home based, at least in the early days.  Figures suggest that over 60% of businesses start in this way and that there are 2.9m businesses in the UK operating from home. This blog looks at some of the common questions regarding working from home. Do I…

Thomas Carter
12th October 2018 How to choose a business structure

Are you thinking about setting up a business?  If so, one of the first decisions you will need to make is that of business structure. The main business structures are: sole trader, partnership, limited liability company, and limited liability partnership (LLP). Sole trader – This is the easiest set up, with very little in the way of red…

Richard Alecock
11th October 2018 Why a start up business should complete a business plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business. By committing your thoughts to paper, you can understand your business better and also map specific courses of action that need to be taken to improve your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts. A business plan can help you to:…