General business

Issues to consider when running your own business. Click on the links below to access the relevant information.

Company secretarial duties
This factsheet considers what company information has to be made available and looks at whether a company secretary needs to be appointed.
Criminal Finances Act 2017
The Criminal Finances Act makes companies and partnerships criminally liable for failing prevent tax evasion. This factsheet considers the key aspects of the Act and the implications for your business.
Directors’ responsibilities
Becoming a director carries with it potentially onerous duties. Make sure you know what those duties are. This factsheet gives guidance on directors’ responsibilities.
Fraud and how to spot it - ten step guide
This factsheet considers how you can increase your awareness of the factors that indicate fraud. It also sets out the defences that you can implement to minimise the risk within your business.
Micro Entity Accounting
This factsheet considers the options available to micro entities when preparing their accounts. This factsheet considers the options available.
Preparing for your accountant
Whether we are producing your accounts or carrying out tax compliance work, being prepared for us will ensure our work is carried out smoothly and efficiently and with the minimum disruption to yourselves. This factsheet highlights many of the ways in which you can help.
Register of people with significant control
This factsheet summarises the requirements which place additional obligations on companies, their officers and the people with significant control over them.
Securing business success
As many as half of all businesses fail in their first three years of trading, this factsheet summarises the specific reasons for business failure and how to avoid them.
Small Company Accounting
The required format of statutory accounts for small companies has changed. This factsheet considers the reporting requirements and their impact.