Whatever kind of business you run, you are required by law to keep financial records relating to it.
There are a number of benefits to be gained from keeping accurate and up-to-date business records. It saves you time, and therefore money, whenever you need to produce financial reports. You can be confident that you're only paying the tax you owe. It also helps you keep up to date with how much you owe to suppliers and how much you are owed by customers.
This guide shows you how to meet your legal obligations and set up a basic record-keeping system that works for you.
Structure your business
Name your business
Register your business
Choose your premises
- How to employ staff for the first time
- National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates
- Carry out pre-employment checks
- Ensure your workers are eligible to work in the UK
- Get employers' liability insurance
- Issue a written statement of employment
- Set up your payroll and register for PAYE with HMRC
- Know your legal responsibilities on staff pensions