Business start-ups

The construction industry

There are special tax rules affecting the construction industry, which are designed to ensure that tax is paid by workers in the sector whether they are employed or self employed.

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Claiming expenses

The rules which determine what expenses can be deducted from profit for tax purposes are essentially the same whether you operate as a limited company, sole trader or partnership.

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Choosing your accounting date

You are free to select your choice of accounting date. Under the current year basis, the taxable profit for a particular tax year is determined by the accounts that end in that year.

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Business start-up

Our friendly, knowledgeable team can make all the difference to your new business venture. Using Lentells to support you from Day l means you will be free to concentrate on what you do best – building your business.

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Buying a business

Buying an established business that someone else wishes to sell provides a path that many follow to fulfil their desire to enter into business or expand existing operations.

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The national minimum wage and the national living wage

An employer must pay their workers a minimum amount per hour as defined by law. This is referred to as the national minimum wage or the national living wage.

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Buying a franchise

Is buying a franchise of interest? This is one approach that many adopt in order to become an owner of an ‘established’ business.

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Proving your credentials to investors

People don't invest in ideas; they invest in people. You can have the world's best business plan with a truly original idea that is guaranteed to make a fortune, but you could fail to attract investment if the people behind the idea do not inspire confidence or have the necessary plans in place.

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Initial costs of starting in business

No new business is the same as another even if the product or service is similar. Review our summary of likely costs as well as making use of our start up funding calculator.

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Forming a limited company

Although you can set up a limited company by buying a company online or 'off the shelf', it is usually advisable to seek our professional advice. There are so many options and pitfalls we strongly recommend working with us on your new business venture. Is it advisable to use a limited company? What are the tax benefits and consequences?

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