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We take care of your annual accounts, tax returns, VAT returns, PAYE payroll and enable you to manage your finances and staff expenses from anywhere. We save you time and money.
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Including operating as a sole trader or limited company; how to form a limited company, and recommended inexpensive tips for start-ups.
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  • How To Incorporate Your Business As a Limited Company

How To Incorporate Your Business As a Limited Company

If you are trying to set-up company in the simplest most common format, then this is a straight-forward process. The the simplest most common format is: forming a private Limited Company with an appropriate company name, limited by shares, using the Standard Articles of Association, nominating at least one person as a director, at least one as a shareholder (often the same person(s)), a simple statement of capital and with no need to appoint a Company Secretary.

  • Best Bank Feeds in Xero

Best Bank Feeds in Xero

Bank feeds let you automatically import account transactions into Xero from your bank or other financial institution. Once bank feeds are up and running, you'll no longer need to download and import bank statements to get transactions into Xero. There are three types of bank feeds with Xero: direct and two third-party feeds, Yodlee and Paypal. The best feeds are direct feeds. Once set-up with your bank, the feed automatically populates Xero with your transaction information. See here for an up to list of UK banks with direct feeds, as of December 2015, it includes Barclays, HSBC, Metrobank, Natwest, RBS, Santander, Solicon Valley Bank. The major banks in this list tend to charge £3 per month for the feed. Notably Metrobank is only £1 per month and has a faster, online application process.

Excellent Accounting Software Included

All Sapien packages include monthly subscriptions to the excellent finance and accounting software, Xero.
Xero is available on PCs, macs and laptops; android and iPhone smartphones. Xero accounting software
Xero has everything for small businesses from invoicing on the go to automatic bank feeds. Xero accounting software
Xero is the fastest growing accounting software for small businesses in the UK. Xero accounting software

What Our Clients Say

Barry Leach Castle Estates
Andrew Noakes EBAC Plumbing
Vicki Arnst Lingo Design
“Michael and his team have given us great support with Xero and we know our tax affairs are safe in their hands. I am delighted to recommend them. “
Barry Leach, Castle Estates
“Xero has made our accounts much easier and gives us control. Michael and the team handle our tax affairs efficiently and we definitely recommend them.”
Andrew Noakes, EBAC Plumbing
“We were apprehensive about making the change from Sage to Xero, but Michael and the team supported us and made the whole thing so easy.”
Vicki Arnst, Lingo Design Ltd
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