Business planning

Companies House - forms you need to know about

There are over 100 forms prescribed by the Companies Act 2006. We list below these and include a link to all the forms which can be downloaded direct from Companies House.

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Local enterprise partnerships must have weight to be effective

Concerns have been raised that the proposed new local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) may be too small to carry enough influence.

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Undervalued security could be hitting business lending

Inaccurate property valuations are stopping smaller firms from securing bank loans, it has been claimed.

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Companies urged to publish up-to-date financial information

Companies should consider the possible impact that filing accounts covering their performance during the recession may have on their credit ratings.

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Entrepreneurs relief change

Emergency Budget 2010: VAT to rise

As had been expected, the Chancellor has chosen to raise the basic rate of VAT, from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent.

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Firms hesitant over asking for loans

Small businesses are showing a continuing reluctance to approach banks for loans and credit.

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TV series to offer advice on business operations

A new television series is aiming to increase awareness among smaller firms of the business records they need to keep.

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Selling your business

A strategy to maximise the assets of your business on its sale requires patient, advance planning.

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