Business planning

'Vital' family owned SMEs urged to seek business support

Greater business management and support is vital for family owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs), a sector that is crucial to the recovering UK economy, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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SMEs to be given a helping hand to boost growth

A new Government training programme aimed specifically at developing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is scheduled to begin in March 2012.

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Auto-enrolment pension dates confirmed

The Government has released the revised timetable for auto-enrolment pension roll out.

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Is your business protected against the loss of key employees?

Businesses are failing to protect against the loss of one of their key assets - their employees.

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Employers taking more optimistic view on job creation

Employers are adopting a longer-term approach to recruitment and hiring as optimism about the future increases.

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Companies House - forms you need to know about

There are over 100 company-related forms prescribed. We list below these and include a link to all the forms which can be downloaded direct from Companies House.

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Companies House - forms you need to know about

There are over 100 forms prescribed by the Companies Act 2006. We list below these and include a link to all the forms which can be downloaded direct from the Companies House website.

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Entrepreneurs' relief

Entrepreneurs' relief (ER) provides relief for disposals by smaller business owners. It results in a tax rate of 10% on the disposal.

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Small firms downgrade recruitment plans

Hopes that the economic recovery can be fuelled by widespread job creation among smaller employers may need to be tempered.

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