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Doctor, doctor, I’ve read about Uber’s employment case and I use contractors for my tech business, should I be worried?
posted on March 7, 2017

Our Startup Surgery’s accountancy ‘doctor’ Michael O’Brien from Kreston Reeves explains when a contractor is no longer classed as self-employed.

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Doctor, doctor, I’ve just registered for VAT, can I reclaim VAT I incurred before I registered?
posted on November 17, 2016

Michael O’Brien of Kreston Reeves explains which VAT reclaims can be made once you have registered for VAT.

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Doctor, doctor, what is VAT and how does it affect my small business?
posted on September 29, 2016

Michael O’Brien of Kreston Reeves explores how VAT will affect your small business.

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Growing pains: The challenges of going from startup to scaleup
posted on June 23, 2016

Choosing the right venture capital investor can be instrumental for a startup’s growth, according to Adrian Rainey, partner at Taylor Wessing. Speaking at an event, hosted by Tech City News, Rainey said it was important for tech entrepreneurs to pick the right VC to ensure their startup’s goals align with that of the investor. “It…

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Doctor, Doctor, how will Osborne’s dividend tax allowance affect small-business owners like me?
posted on May 12, 2016

The way dividends are taxed has changed dramatically from 6 April 2016 when the Government’s new rules on the taxation of dividends came into play. This impacts anyone who receives dividends from shares or unit trusts, when held outside of an ISA or Pension arrangement. However, the largest impact is on owner-managers of limited companies,…

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Doctor, doctor, what records do I need to keep for HMRC?
posted on January 15, 2016

Tax payers in the UK are responsible for including the correct information on their tax return, and so tax is reported on the “Self Assessment” basis, meaning that tax payers prepare and file their own tax returns (often with the assistance, advice and support of accountants) and they then pay over any tax due. However HM…

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If I sell online across the EU, are there any VAT issues?
posted on October 19, 2015

If you sell B2B, no UK VAT should be due on the sale. The sale will be outside the scope of UK VAT and the customer will have the responsibility to self-account for VAT in its own EU country under what is called the ‘reverse charge’. Ideally you should obtain and quote your customer’s EU…

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What are the tax implications of becoming a limited company?
posted on August 12, 2015

The tax implications and potential advantages of incorporation vary depending on a number factors such as the size of business, the length of time that the business has been in operation (for a loss making sole trade business), its profitability and its expected rate of growth etc. For example, a business with small profits, incorporation…

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Can I get approval for SEIS/EIS?
posted on June 9, 2015

Potentially, yes. You can obtain advance assurance from HMRC that your company and its proposed trade qualifies for either EIS or SEIS. It is not mandatory to do so, but it shows your potential investors that, subject to HMRC’s agreement, the company qualifies for either scheme. Investors can (potentially) claim SEIS by investing in your…

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Make sure your Christmas party isn’t taxable on your employees
posted on December 5, 2014

Generally business can spend up to £150 a head on an annual staff function per annum without there being any taxable benefit. The exemption applies to an annual party (for example, a Christmas party), or similar annual function (for example, a summer barbecue), provided for employees and: available to employees generally or available to employees…

Michael O'Brien

How do I create a business development culture in my firm?
posted on August 28, 2014

The short answer is to make it worthwhile for employees to get involved.  People want career development as part of the payback, not just money. Business development gets confused with sales. It is not the same. Development is usually about creating long-term relationships. This involves making contacts, taking meetings and maintaining a high profile, often…

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How can I give my employees share options?
posted on August 7, 2014

There are many types of share options available to use in order to motivate your employees and provide them with a stake in the business. The most tax efficient for both the company and employees are “approved” option schemes and for SME’s the Enterprise Management Investment (EMI) scheme is probably the most tax efficient approved…

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