Company Commercial Articles
Setting up a Business in the UK: The Legal Considerations
Starting a new business is very time consuming, especially if the UK is new to you, with different rules and regulations. Dixcart Legal Limited (Dixcart Legal) can assist with your legal requirements in a seamless way (as well as providing access to tax, IT, and payroll teams if required) so that you can focus your time on building your …
The EU General Data Protection Regulation and your business
SPEEDREAD: A summary of the main issues you and your business need to be aware of regarding the GDPR. It will replace the Data Protection Act and so if you deal with personal or sensitive data in your business (all employers process personal data) you NEED to read this and make sure you are getting ready.
What is the …
Written Shareholders’ Resolutions
SPEEDREAD: We have set out a quick summary of the main points that private companies should be aware of to enable them to use written resolutions, with an explanation of what is usually needed and how they will be passed.
Private companies are able to pass shareholders’ resolutions by way of written resolutions rather than holding a general …
Heads of terms – what are they and why bother?
In our professional experience there are many advantages to clients using Heads of Terms, both when selling or purchasing a business or when selling or purchasing shares. They can also be used for loan finance and other transactions, joint ventures, project financing and private equity investments. You may also have come across …
Apprenticeship Levy starts from 6 April 2017
The government has now introduced a new apprenticeship levy on employers whose wage bill is more than £3 million per year, which will be taken through the existing PAYE system. It applies across industries and to the public and private sectors. Its purpose is to fund the training of apprentices, for which funding is due to be available through a …
Preparing A Company Or Business For Sale
This article covers some of the key issues which need to be considered when selling a company or a business. People often say they are selling but do not know how the transaction is to be structured, e.g. by selling the shares in the company (a share sale) or by the company selling the business and assets of the business (an asset sale). From a due …
Hospitality: Hotels & Restaurants
SPEEDREAD: This is a brief note looking at some of the headline issues for those entering the hospitality sector (hoteliers and restauranteurs) for the first time. It is written from the perspective of the business as run by a limited company.
Running the business
The company acts through its board of directors and shareholders. Directors have day to day …
Keeping Company Records
SPEEDREAD: A summary of the main types of company registers and documents that are required by law to be held and maintained by a private limited company, with brief details of their content, and how the law has changed in recent years.
The Companies Act 2006 defines “company records” as being: any register, index, accounting records, agreement, memorandum, …
Brexit – Considering moving your company? The time to act is NOW!
If you run a company registered in a country within the EEA (European Economic Area), you may be considering how the impending threat of the UK leaving the EU is going to affect your business and what measures you can take in advance to best protect your business. As many speculate as to how the negotiations will affect …
Joint Ventures - Tenders
SPEEDREAD: A successful tender bid may require pooling resources with other businesses. This article discusses the main options available to businesses wishing to work together as a joint venture in order to win a tender bid and looks briefly at some of the advantages and disadvantages each brings.
Joint Ventures: Joint ventures occur where two or more businesses work …