This area contains important information for limited company directors and shareholders, including advice on buying a ''ready-made'' company, essential legal issues, tax saving and planning strategies and ideas on how to maximise the benefit of our services.

There is one main rate of corporation tax of 19%. Corporation tax rate is planned to reduce to 17% from 1 April 2020.

The tax system for companies

How the tax system works for companies.

Forming a limited company

Although you can set up a limited company by buying a company online or 'off the shelf...

Pros and cons of limited companies

We are often asked, 'Should I form a limited company?' The reality is that there is no...

Buying a company 'off the shelf'

If time is an important factor, you can consider buying a ready-made company. The...

Tax and the company car

Details of how the tax system charges tax on a company car.

Company bonus or dividend?

In many small companies, the owners are also the directors, and this gives importance...

Tax saving strategies

Expenditure incurred before the company year-end might reduce the current year's tax...

Interest and tax payments

HMRC charge interest on underpayments of tax, and pays interest (repayment supplement...

Companies Act

The ...

Companies House - forms you need to know about

There are over 100 company-related forms prescribed. We list below these and include a...

The law and directors' responsibilities

Who is a director? What are their legal responsibilities?

Statutory records

It is essential that you keep your company's statutory records up-to-date. Do not...

The company secretary

The position of company secretary in a private company is now optional. Thus a company...

Getting the company struck off

A private company (not subject to insolvency proceedings) can apply to the Registrar...