76% of UK Businesses Don’t Employ Anyone

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the trend towards self-employments, contracting and freelance work is continuing. The latest figures for 2015 show that there are 5.4 million businesses in the UK. 1.3 million of them employ more than one person but the remaining 4.1 million businesses don’t employ anyone …

Tax Boost for Hobby Businesses and Micro Entrepreneurs

Over the last couple of years the HMRC have been trying to clamp down on people running small online businesses in their spare time. They have launched a number of initiatives to make people trading online register as businesses even if they are only trading on a small scale. HMRC have also been asking for …

Post Brexit Director Population Report – London

We recently reported the unexpected rise in EU citizens being appointed directors of UK limited companies. We had expected to see a dramatic drop in the number of EU citizens forming UK companies post-Brexit, so were surprised to see them increasing. In order to better understand what is happening with EU citizens forming UK limited …

Unexpected Rise in EU Citizens starting businesses in the UK post Brexit

As a company formation agent we monitor trends in UK limited company formations. From our previous research we knew that around 11% of the directors of newly formed UK companies are EU citizens. We were therefore keen to discover what effect Brexit would have on UK company formations numbers. We were pretty sure that we …

PSC Registers – What are the new company formation rules?

 What is PSC? There are a number of changes for UK limited companies being introduced today (30th June 2016). One of these is the introduction of person with significant influence or control (PSC) registers. A person with significant influence or control is an individual who: owns more than 25% of a company’s shares holds more …

Less than 10% of Startups Budget for Online Marketing

One of the first challenges most startups have is finding their first paying customer. Not long after that the challenge normally becomes finding enough customers to become profitable. Doing this is going to require a marketing effort of some kind whether that is going to networking events and trade shows, handing out flyers or advertising …

95% of startups don’t understand SEO

The Company Warehouse work with hundreds of new startups businesses each week. We provide newly registered businesses with a range of guides and information on topics including accounts, tax, branding and marketing. One of the most popular topics is our guides on ‘How to Get On Google’. This is something most startups know they should …

The Digital Skills Gap For Startup Businesses

A number of reports published in the last year looking at digital skills in small businesses, and in the general workforce, but very little work has been done on early stage startups. The Company Warehouse have been looking at newly registered businesses and how their digital skills compare with established small businesses. Our new study …