Business structures

More landlords are changing business structure

64% landlords with larger portfolios will buy as limited companies.

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Disincorporation relief set to expire

Relief reaches its ‘sunset date’ after low business take-up.

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Most small firms shunned from devolution talks

The majority of small firms are being excluded from the devolution process in their local area.

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Business rates system issues highlighted by committee

Issues with the new business rates system have been highlighted ahead of its implementation in 2020.

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Businesses not confident business rates will lead to local growth

Half of businesses are not convinced that the additional income from business rates will be sufficiently invested to promote local growth, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Pop-up shops popular among aspiring entrepreneurs

Almost a third of British startups will begin trading as pop-up businesses, research by EE has found.

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Majority of micro businesses are home based

More than 8 out of 10 micro businesses are based in the home, according to research by Lloyds Bank Insurance.

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Micro-business numbers surge

The number of micro businesses in the UK has grown by 43% since 2000, a report by insurance group RSA has found.

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Company owners and directors under spotlight

The Government has announced plans for a publicly available register of company ownership. Under the plans, businesses registered in the UK will have to supply information on individuals with controlling company interests to a central register held by Companies House. Individuals who own more than 25 per cent of the shares or voting rights of a company, or who control the way a firm is run, will be required to provide their information.

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Women hold fifth of FTSE100 board positions

Women now hold more than a fifth of all board positions in FTSE100 companies, according to the latest figures.

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