Monthly Archives: July 2019

North East business advice – what is a dividend?

Dividends

A dividend is a payment from a limited company to the shareholders. There are some rules about when and how much the company can pay. Rule 1 – There must be sufficient reserves available to distribute. Put simply, the company has more assets than liabilities. If you have accounting software, […]

Advice for North East small businesses – should I go to a Limited Company?

limited company

A lot of people ask if they should incorporate – (start to trade through a ‘limited company’ rather than a sole trade or partnership). I can’t stress enough the importance and value you will have from a proper consultation with a qualified accountant or tax specialist to make sure everything […]

Self employed millennials heading for a rocky retirement

retirement planning

Recent research from Fidelity suggest that those who are self employed between the ages of 23 and 38 (millennials) are not saving enough for retirement. Two in three young self-employed workers surveyed by the investment firm and pension provider said they had no pension savings whatsoever, with nearly three-quarters of […]

Later Life Care – a financial time bomb?

later life care time bomb

Local authorities are cash strapped – fact.  The Dilnot Report capping the cost of Later Life Care fees keeps being delayed.  Something has to be done to address this. The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has published ‘Care in later life: incentives to use assets to pay for care’ sponsored by […]