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Working through your own limited company is often seen as the best way for the self-employed to work: you get to keep more of your take home pay, you’re in charge of business decisions and you’re covered by legal protections. But running a company is a big responsibility and directors can sometimes find themselves overwhelmed with the amount of information they need to be aware of.

Our limited company pages contains everything you need to know about starting a limited company, your responsibilities and your financial obligations. There’s plenty to help ensure that you’re confident with your obligations, that you’re working compliantly and that you’re planning for the future.

We’ve also got plenty of information to help you with your financial responsibilities so you’re prepared for whatever comes your way.

How to Take Money out of Your Limited Company

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Limited Company

Self Employed through a Limited Company

What are Dividends?

A Guide to Personal Service Companies

Choosing a Structure: Limited or Umbrella?

Changing from Umbrella to Limited Company

A Quick Guide to Limited Companies

Offshore Schemes

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Professional Indemnity Insurance FAQs

SJD Accountancy is proud to work with Hiscox and offer our clients a 15% discount when they purchase a business insurance product through Hiscox. Prices start from just £25 a month…

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Professional Indemnity Insurance: Retroactive Dates

The term ‘retroactive date’ may sound like another piece of insurance industry jargon, but understanding the importance of the term when it comes to your professional indemnity insurance could mean…

Company Closure

Choosing to close your limited company isn’t a decision you’ll be making lightly, that’s why it’s important to know the options which are available to you and your business. We’ve…

contracting through your own limited company

Contracting Through Your Own Limited Company

Since we began advising limited company directors in 1992, we’ve been asked a lot of questions. We’ve put together the ones we most frequently hear here.

Personal Service Company Guide

What are personal service companies? Do you need a PSC? Are you a PSC? What are the advantages and disadvantages of working through a personal services company? Contractors, Freelancers, Interim…

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Offshore Schemes

Special update: Offshore tax scheme warning – Royal Court of Justice ruling If you have once used or are thinking of using an offshore tax scheme as a way of…

Contractor's guide to dividends

Contractor’s Guide to Dividends

What are dividends? Quite simply, dividends are an additional (and alternative) way of paying yourself from the profits available in the company. Dividends are a portion of the company’s earnings…

employee benefit trusts

EBT – Employee Benefits Trusts Guide

For sure, offshore employee benefit schemes are complicated and finding useful unbiased information is a challenge. Find below information we hope will clear the mist and give you the information…

tax benefits limited company

Tax Benefits of Moving From Self Employed to Limited

If you’re currently working as self-employed and have decided to set up a limited company, there are several differences in how each type of business structure is taxed. Setting up…

Making the Move From Self Employed to Limited

Making the Move From Self Employed to Limited?

To make the switch from working as a self-employed individual to operating through your own Limited company, simply form your Limited company and then call HMRC to tell them that…

Self Employed to Limited Company Guide

Self Employed to Limited Company

Have you been advised that making the move from self-employed to limited might be more beneficial for you? Find below our quick step guide on how easy it is to…

Dividend changes for Contractors 2016

Dividend changes for Contractors 2016

There’s been much uncertainty surrounding the summer budget and how exactly this will affect contractors coming into the 2016/17 tax year. However the changes to dividends seem to have caused…

Guide to Registering a Dormant Company

Read our guide to discover how to register your limited company as dormant.

Contractor Insurance

Contractor Insurance

As a contractor, making sure you have the right business insurance is crucial. With so many products to choose from, knowing which one is right for you is not always…

Director responsibilities

Limited Company Director Responsibilities

Contracting through your own limited company, means you have to appoint a company director to run and manage your business with most contractors appointing themselves as the company director. This…

limited or umbrella

Choosing a Company Structure, Limited or Umbrella?

I had become fed up working for lousy bosses and knew I would find the world of contracting so much more rewarding. But before I started my new journey, I…

How to Take Money Out of Your Limited Company

The main reason why I made the jump from a permie role into full-time contracting was the chance to at least double my earnings. The increased autonomy, freedom, and lack…

Guide to Setting Up a Business Bank Account

Guide to Setting Up a Business Bank Account

Why do I need a business bank account? If you are operating as a limited company, then you have to set up a business bank account so you can get…

advantages and disadvantages of limited company

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Limited Company

Is going limited as a contractor a popular option? Well . . . SJD Accountancy has 15,000 contractor clients, all of whom took the plunge in setting up their own…

Umbrella to limited

Moving From an Umbrella Company to a Limited Company

If you’re with an umbrella company but want the benefits of running your own limited company, then look no further; we can help (read more about umbrella companies here). The…

Sole Trader to Limited – Freelancer Case Study

Sole Trader to Limited – Freelancer Case Study

Danielle is a freelance marketing contractor living and working in London. She set up in business in 2004 after being made redundant from an agency which was closing down and…

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Contractors

Professional Indemnity Insurance for Contractors

What is professional indemnity insurance and do you need it for your business? Discover more on our PI insurance guide for contractors.

Quick Guide to Going Limited

A Quick Guide to Going Limited

If you’re a contractor working through your own Limited company your take home will be anywhere between 75% – 80% of your contract value, for example: Daily rate £200 take…