Premium accounting guides by Arnold Ayton at Spondoo? To register a company, you require both a Memorandum of Association (legal statement signed by all original shareholders or guarantors, agreeing to form the company)?and Articles of Association (written rules about running the company agreed upon by the shareholders or guarantors, Directors?, and the Company Secretary).??Registering your company online automatically creates a Memorandum of Association as part of your registration?process. If you register by post, you may have to use the?Company?House’s memorandum of association template.? You can use the standard articles (model articles) to create an Articles of Association and send it by post, or write and upload a personalized one.
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Spondoo.co.uk bookkeeping advices for 2021: You can claim food and drink during your travel only. For example, you can claim the cost of a sandwich at a petrol station on the motorway or an evening meal at a hotel. But you cannot claim the costs involved preparing a meal at home and then taking it with you on the business trip. Can you only claim food for overnight trips? Food expenses are not exclusively allowable on overnight business trips. You can claim food and drink expenses if the employee is working away from their habitual place of work, even if they do not stay overnight. The location must be at least five hours from their usual place of work. But remember, food and drink are only an allowable expense during the course of the journey. You will not be allowed to return home and then claim a meal on the evening of that same day.
The IR35 legislation has been introduced to ensure that these workers pay broadly the same tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs) as an employee. IR35 has been in force for over 10 years but the key change from April 2020, is the change in ‘who is liable’ for non-compliance from the individual or contractor to the organisation engaging the worker.? Before April 2020, a contractor/worker not currently on PAYE (i.e. a maintenance person) working for your business/organisation, is deemed to fall under this legislation and is challenged by HMRC, the individual / contractor would be liable for all the underpaid tax and a Class 1 National Insurance (Employer as well as Employee NIC) liabilities. After April 2020, a contractor/worker not currently on PAYE (i.e. a maintenance person) working for your business/organisation, is deemed to fall under this legislation the underpaid tax and associated penalties will fall on the business, not the contractor.
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