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Startup Surgery

Director

Doctor, doctor, what exactly is a director? What do they do?
posted on January 19, 2017

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explains the role and responsibilities of a company director.

accountant

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.

contract

Doctor, doctor, how can I be sure my insurer will pay my claim?
posted on October 28, 2016

Ben Rose, insurance director at Digital Risks, explains the steps startups can take to ensure their insurer will pay out in the event of a claim.

vat

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.

company

Doctor, doctor, do I need professional indemnity insurance?
posted on September 13, 2016

Ben Rose of Digital Risks explores what Professional indemnity insurance is, what the different types are and which companies need it.

coworking

Doctor, doctor, how do I insure my stuff overnight in a coworking space?
posted on August 24, 2016

Business insurance expert Ben Rose, from Digital Risks, explains how those based in co-working spaces can insure their belongings overnight.

online

Doctor, doctor, is it okay to buy business insurance online, or should I speak to a broker?
posted on August 12, 2016

Ben Rose, of Digital Risks, explores whether startups and scaleups can buy business insurance online, or are better off speaking to a broker to get a more tailored package.

data protection

Doctor, doctor, do I need to worry about all this data protection and privacy talk?
posted on July 19, 2016

Caroline Sherrington of Ignition Law explores the importance of data protection and privacy for tech startups.

startup advice

Doctor, doctor, I don’t know where to start! What business insurance do I need?
posted on June 27, 2016

Business insurance can seem daunting at first, but don’t panic – it is more straightforward than you think. Here’s a run-down of some points to consider. First off, if you’re an employer, at the very least you are legally required to have employers’ liability insurance (EL), so get this sorted before you do anything else….

Home working

Doctor, doctor, what expenses can I claim against tax if I’m working from home?
posted on June 21, 2016

If you’re self employed and working from home, you can deduct an element of your home running costs against the profit reported in your business accounts. There are two potential methods for calculating your home running costs: 1. Simplified expenses – flat rate method HM Revenue & Customs will allow you to use the flat…

data centre

Doctor, doctor, can insurance help my startup in the case of a data breach or cyber-attack?
posted on May 31, 2016

You’re right to be concerned. As a digital business, you’re a prime candidate for a data breach or cyber-attack, with the latest Government Security Breaches Survey showing that a third of small organisations were affected in 2015. A data breach can have serious repercussions for you and your customers’ reputations, not to mention the cost…

kreston reeves asking questions

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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