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Virtual Board Meetings – 10 tips to make them a success

Ever since the pandemic took hold, businesses have had to adapt to running mostly online. Meetings of all shapes and sizes have migrated to becoming virtual and boards have had to meet more regularly to discuss navigating their companies through uncertain times. Even as restrictions ease, it’s likely that virtual board meetings will remain for […]

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Things to consider when selling a business: Statutory books

So, you’ve decided to sell your company. Congratulations! Selling a business is a significant milestone in both your career and company history. But before you get ready to sign any contracts, there are several steps you’ll need to take—such as getting your statutory books in order to ensure the process is as painless as possible. […]

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Why Do I Need A Registered Office?

“A company must at all times have a registered office to which all communications and notices may be addressed”. –  Part 6,s86 of the Companies Act, 2006. Any company (public or limited), or Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) in England and Wales, must supply a registered office address. This is the official location of a company […]

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5 Benefits of Outsourcing Company Secretarial Services

Answer these questions honestly. Do you spend too much time looking for effective ways of managing your company? Do you micromanage or struggle to keep up with new rules and regulations? If so, it might be time to bring in third-party help. Outsourcing company secretarial services can be a cost-effective way of streamlining your business […]

Limited Company Shares Explained

Following on from our guide to forming a UK company, this explanatory guide will go into more depth about limited company shares. In basic terms, a share represents a portion of a company. To form a limited company, there must be at least one share issued and how much this share is worth in monetary […]

How to form a company in the UK – a quick guide

This guide will answer pertinent questions around company formation, including, ‘What types of companies are there?’, ‘How to form a UK company’ and ‘What is the role of Companies House?’. A British company is a legal entity in its own right, a classification which distinguishes it from the people that own, run or work for […]

BOARD EVALUATIONS FOR AIM COMPANIES

As part of our providing advisory support to assist AIM Company compliance with QCA Corporate Governance Code we are providing support in the facilitation of internal Board Evaluations. The QCA Code on Board Evaluations The QCA Code explains the rationale of an effective Board and the benefits of a Board evaluation process as follows: MAINTAIN […]

Making Tax Digital – The journey so far

Making Tax Digital (MTD) has been active since the 1st April 2019, however it is still on many people’s minds. On the 3rd April, two days after the Making Tax Digital deadline, only 4% of the country’s businesses mandated to join had signed up. In addition to this, just 2% of accounting firms had registered […]

AGM NOTICE PERIODS – HOW LONG IS 21 DAYS?

AGM season is on us and, yet again, the notice period is the subject of many debates. The issue is that the ambiguous language of the Companies Act 2006 makes computing notice periods for annual general meetings problematic. The objective here is to clarify and provide a standard for the date of the notice. The […]