Limited Company

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.

However, 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 guides contain 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.

What is a Limited Company?

In this pitstop guide, we’ll cover the basics of the limited company, explaining in simple terms what it is, how it works, and any other need-to-know information.

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How to Set Up a Limited Company | Starting a Limited Company

How do you set up a limited company? In this guide we outline the process of setting up a limited company, from choosing a name to the point of launch.

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How to Write a Business Plan

Wondering where to start when building your business plan? Take a look at our guide to writing a business plan.

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What is a Personal Service Company? | Complete PSC Guide

When a contractor works through their own limited company, they are known as a Personal Service Company (PSC). Read our guide to learn more.

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Self-Employed to Limited Company

For a detailed breakdown on how easily you can switch from self-employed a to limited company, take a look at our guide. Find out how SJD Accountancy can help.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance: FAQs | SJD Accountancy

Professional indemnity insurance covers against claims in relation to mistakes in your work, and covers expenses incurred in your defence.

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Changing from Sole Trader to Limited Company | The Complete Guide

Moving from sole trader to a limited company structure? Here are some of the things you need to know about running your own limited company.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Limited Company

There are both advantages and disadvantages to contracting through a private limited company. We've taken a look at both in our guide. Find out more here.

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Contracting Through Your Own Limited Company | LTD Company Guide

Thinking about contracting through your own limited company? Our comprehensive guide outlines everything you need to know.

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How to Take Money Out of Your Limited Company | SJD Accountancy

As a contractor, you have a few options when it comes to paying yourself an income. Discover how to take money out of your limited company.

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What are Dividends? Limited Company Dividend Tax UK

When you own a limited company, you can use dividends to form your income. Learn more about the dividend allowance, thresholds and tax.

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Sole Trader to Limited - Freelancer Case Study | SJD Accountancy

Are you looking to make the switch over from a sole trader to a limited company? We have put together a case study to help you decide.

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How to Close Your Limited Company | Limited Company Closure

Thinking about closing your limited company? There's a number of options available to you, learn more in our guide to limited company closure.

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Registering a Dormant Company | Making a Limited Company Dormant

If you’re thinking of taking a break from contracting you could make your limited company dormant. SJD can help you through the process with this guide.

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What is a Retroactive Date? Retroactive Dates and Insurance

In this guide, we help you to understand the importance of retroactive dates when it comes to your professional indemnity insurance.

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Offshore Tax Avoidance Schemes | SJD Accountancy

Offshore tax avoidance schemes were a popular way for contractors to increase their take home pay. We've discussed the risks of using these.

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Employee Benefits Trust | What Is An EBT Scheme?

Employee benefit trust schemes (EBTs) can be complicated and carry a high level of risk. Read our guide to find out more about EBTs.

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Tax Benefits of a Limited Company | Do Self Employed Pay Less Tax?

There are many benefits of moving from self-employment to working as a limited company director. Discover the tax benefits here.

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Contractor Insurance | SJD Accountancy

Contractor insurance is crucial to the safeguarding of your business, staff and clients. Protect your business with the right level of cover.

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Limited Company Director Responsibilities | SJD Accountancy

Being a limited company director means you have responsibilities you must be aware of. These include taxes and keeping your company records.

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Choosing a Company Structure | Guide to Company Structures

Choosing how to operate as a contractor is one of the most important decisions you will make, and will influence your day to day work.

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What is Business Banking? Setting Up a Business Bank Account

Setting up a business bank account is easy when you know what to look for. Discover what your options are, and how to choose a bank.

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Umbrella Company to Limited Company | SJD Accountancy

If you're already working through an umbrella company, going limited is easy. Here's all you need to do to run your very own limited company.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance for Contractors

Discover how Professional Indemnity Insurance for Contractors can help to keep your limited company protected. Find out what's on offer and how SJD can help.

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What is Making Tax Digital? When will MTD Happen?

With Making Tax Digital rolling out, we explain more about how it affects you and your business.

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