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Resources: Taxes and VAT

Budget ’13: The Pros and Cons for Franchises

March 21, 2013 / BLOG POST Taxes and VAT, Legal Issues, Government
Yesterday saw George Osborne deliver a divisive budget to the House of Commons amidst frequent pines of disapproval from the opposition benches countered by cries of support from the ranks of the coalition. In his opening remarks, the Chancellor of the Exchequer laid bare the grim economic state currently facing Britain, with a deficit destined to reach 85% of GDP still some years away from a reso... Read more.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? The Implications of an EU Exit for British Franchises

February 7, 2013 / BLOG POST Taxes and VAT, Legal Issues, International Franchising, Government
David Cameron’s recent concession to hold a referendum on Britain’s EU membership should the Conservatives be re-elected has sent shock waves across the continent as well as at home, with many countries pondering what such an unprecedented event could engender for the future of the apparently floundering European project. The UK – where EU membership has polarized the public arguably more so than... Read more.

Franchise Update June 23rd, 2009

June 23, 2009 / BLOG POST The Environment, Taxes and VAT, Franchise Update, Government
In this week's Franchise Update, we report on Lord Carter's controversial Digital Britain report and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants' call for more guidance for small businesses on tax law.Click here to download this week’s Franchise Update, or watch in the player below:[flv][/flv]The Digital Britain report pub... Read more.

What Business Medium Will Suit You?

May 22, 2009 / BLOG POST Taxes and VAT, Starting Your Own Business, Legal Issues, Entrepreneurship
This week, ACCA certified accountant Anita Brook of Accounts Assist, published an interesting article on choosing the right medium for your business. It is important for entrepreneurs to consider this option carefully when starting their own business. The following options may be available to you:Sole trader: This means that you will be the sole individual registered with HMRC in order to pay inco... Read more.

Franchise Update - April 28th, 2009

April 28, 2009 / BLOG POST Franchise News, Taxes and VAT, Franchise Update
Watch this week's episode of Franchise Update to find out about innovative and enterprise awards as well as business funding available to you today.Download Franchise Update UK: 28/04/09, or view in the player below[flv] [/flv]The 2009 winners of The Queen’s Enterprise Awards have been announced and Franchise Direct is delighted... Read more.

What About Those Taxes...

August 19, 2008 / BLOG POST Franchise Industry, Taxes and VAT
When you start your new franchise, you'll find that there are certain accounting and tax responsibilities that follow. Whether you're an accounting whiz or not, you will need to find a way to figure out what kind of taxes your new business owes, and whether or not you need to register for VAT.This may get even more complicated for franchisees when the basic tax threshold is raised later this year.... Read more.

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