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New to the world of business, finance and tax? Trying to get to grips with all the acronyms and entities involved can be a bewildering experience.

We've put together this small collection of links and tools to help you learn a little more about how it all works.


Colloquially known as the "taxman", HMRC exists to collect taxes, pay out certain types of state benefits and enforce government policies like the National Minimum Wage.

Starting a new business?

HMRC provides comprehensive help & support for startups. Getting started is easy, but if you'd like any help or advice, please feel free to get in touch.

When are the tax return deadlines?

The key to running your business smoothly is keeping on top of key deadlines and planning ahead. HMRC provides a printable calendar of tax deadlines.

How (and when) do I register as an employer?

Want to pay yourself a salary from your limited company? You'll need to register for PAYE. Running payroll can get complicated. Don't forget, we're always here to help!

Companies House

Based in Cardiff, Companies House is responsible for keeping track of all companies in the UK. Every registered company is required to submit financial statements and annual returns to Companies House at least once a year.

How do I set up a company?

Companies House makes it easy to set up a limited company in a matter of minutes. If you're unsure about anything, let us know, we can walk you through it.

What information should I submit?

Not sure what documents you should have to hand when it comes to file? Companies House publishes a collection of checklists to help you avoid the most common pitfalls.

How and when should I file?

Companies House accepts submissions via paper, software and eFiling. You will need to pay attention to filing deadlines. Also, it's good to have some idea of how much it will cost.

Calculators & Tools

These calculators and tools may help you review your financial goals in detail. They are intended to be a guide only and are used at your own risk.