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    Can I claim VAT on goods paid by contractor?

    Yes the contactor has an invoice with the VAT he paid. But himself is not VAT registered. The transaction for the goods is between the supplier and my contractor who then issued an invoice for a package "supply and install".
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    Can I claim VAT on goods paid by contractor?

    No the invoice is made to my contractor. My company name is used as the reference for the invoice.
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    Can I claim VAT on goods paid by contractor?

    Hello! I have a bit of an issue with a contractor who installed a AC unit for me. Our company is VAT registered but the contractor is not VAT registered. We agreed on an installation based on the fact that I would reclaim VAT on the goods that he would use for the job. I therefore expected 2...
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    Liquidation of a company part of a group - consequences?

    Hi thank you for your answers. I do not have any outstanding debts with the suppliers as I anticipated that problem. The only debts I have are with the council (business rate) and HMRC (VAT and NIN). And one more question. If I liquidate that company, would I still be able to trade as...
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    Liquidation of a company part of a group - consequences?

    Hi there, I currently run 3 coffee shops under the same trading name. The 3 of them are different limited companies, all of them being 100% owned by a holding company which I partially own alongside other investors. I had to close one of my coffees as the sales were not as good as expected (the...
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    Zero hours contract or???

    Hello, I run a restaurant and my employees are hired with a zero contract. Some of them have asked to be guaranteed a certain amount of hours, which I am happy to offer (like minimum 40 hours/week). But I would also like them to give me a 4 weeks notice should they decide to leave the company...
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    New compulsory pension scheme

    Hi all, I just received a letter from the Pension Regulator saying that from next year, it will be compulsory to put our staff into a pension scheme and pay into it. Do you know if that applies to zero hours contracts as well? Also does anyone have roughly an idea of the cost of such a...
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    Marketing solution

    Hi, Thank you for your answers. I don't have for the moment any file where I collect my customers emails but this is something I clearly must do! Mailchimp has been recommend for emailing but I wanted something that would go slightly further in terms of customers engagement. But I agree, good...
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    Marketing solution

    Good afternoon, My business is getting bigger (I am opening a second restaurant) and I am now willing to spend a bit of money on marketing. Right now, I am thinking customers database management / emailing / loyalty card and any other way to help me engaging with my existing/potential...
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    Professional dishwasher

    Hi all, I am about to refurbish a 80 covers restaurants and I need to buy a new pass through dishwasher. I have quotes from Classeq, Winterhalter and Nelsonwash. Has anyone used one of their dishwashers and would be able to give a feedback? Thank you!
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    A new company to open a new branch?

    Hello, I run a restaurant which is doing alright and I would like to open another branch that would trade under the same brand and offer the same service. My question is: should I do it within the existing company or should I create a new company? If I create another company, could I get a...
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    SEIS Scheme

    Thank you Teddys, that's great!
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    SEIS Scheme

    Hello, I have a small question regarding the SEIS scheme. My company was created in November 2011 but really started trading in June 2012. I am now willing to expand and looking for investors. I would like them to be able to claim 50% of their investment thanks the SEIS scheme. HOwever, it...
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    EBITDA and NIC

    Hello (again:-)), I have a small question regarding the EBITDA and the National Insurance Contributions. Should they be seen as an administrative expense and therefore taken into account in the EBITDA or as a tax in which case I should take them off? Thank you veru much for your precious help!
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    Lease depreciation

    Hello, I'm about to sign for a lease assignment with 10 years remaining on the lease. The premium is £120,000. The lease is within the act, which means I have rights to renew it if I want in 10 years. Where do I stand in term of depreciation? What should I forecast in my P&L? A depreciation of...
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