Starting a marketplace | 03/31/2015
Has anybody had any experience with setting up an online marketplace?
Trying to find information on ways to set one up in terms of software, any advice would be appreciated.
Moving offices - where do we stand re existing employees (inc disabled person) ? | 03/31/2015
In our plans to reduce costs, we may look to move from our modern office block (which is larger than we need) to rent somewhere smaller & less expensive.
2 points come to mind
1. If the premises are a greater distance from staff's homes than previously, do we have any duty to recompense them for higher travel costs/longer travel times? Our staff are all long-standing (more than 2 years for all, 10 years plus for one). Our current address is specified as the usual place of work in each...
Moving offices - where do we stand re existing employees (inc disabled person) ?
Company secretary has removed me from being director without notifying | 03/31/2015
This is my first post I apologise if it's in the wrong forum, mods please move if it is.
I need urgent advice following a phone convo yesterday with the accountant/paralegal lady that does all the books for our business, vat etc etc.
Myself and my partner have a limited company, we are both directors with 50%shares each. We are also partners out of the business and have 5 children.
My maternity leave is coming to an end next month and I rang her to ask her if the three of us...
Company secretary has removed me from being director without notifying
10yrs late registering for self employment | 03/31/2015
A friend of mine has been working cash in hand for years. pizza delivery etc.
He now wants to go legit as an owner driver courier
Whats the likely hood of him being investigated, Bank accounts etc. Or will he get away with registering self employed from April.
Should he be completely honest and tell them he's been off the grid for 10 yrs. In all honesty even if he had registered 10yrs ago he wouldn't have been paying any tax anyhow.
An Accountant has told him that if he's been getting...
10yrs late registering for self employment
Amazon FBA | 03/31/2015
We are thinking of switching our products to FBA but wanted to get a general idea of how to choose what inventory to send in?
We are looking at two possible ways:
1) Send 3 to 4 pieces of every SKU into Amazon and switch on EFN
2) Only send the best selling products in
If it is only the best selling products - it is maybe 3 or 4 sku's. We have over 500 but recently added them so there is not much sales history. Is it worth testing the market with the entire range?
How did other...
How to keep car mats clean? | 03/31/2015
My car mats are getting dirtier and worn out day by day.
Can someone suggest what can I put over them in order to keep them clean?
Reclaim of VAT - how? | 03/31/2015
I have been charged by Amazon for VAT on seller fees, because I had not entered my VAT number on their system. Consequently, they saw me as a person rather than a business.
Their invoices have added VAT and it has been paid. Normally, since they are in Luxembourg I believe I should not be charged VAT due to the reverse charge procedure.
Is their anyway to claim this overpaid VAT back?
Also, one invoice shows a VAT number with GB on the front, the other invoice from them shows LU. So, does...
Reclaim of VAT - how?
Seller fees - what category of costs? | 03/31/2015
If I sell on Amazon and they charge me a fee for postage, their commission etc., what category would you use? COGS? Would they be classed as direct expenses, expenses, overhead? I am using Xero and they have these categories! If Amazon are charging postage, would you use postage for that category or would you use Amazon fees?
Filling in accounts - writing off payments | 03/31/2015
I have a LTD company that owns a website. The website doesnt bring in any money and the only expenses were trivial (less than £100 for domain reg, google adwords, company fillings). I'm trying to fill in the annual accounts (it qualifies for micro accounts) which I am finding confusing.
My question is, to simplify things, can I just write off the above expenses. I.e. it is a payment from me to the company which I dont want back from the company, so can I just ignore them (so I can just put £0...
Filling in accounts - writing off payments
Sharetribe? | 03/31/2015
I've done a quick search on here and it did not pull up any results so i'm not holding out much hope but has anyone had any experience of sharetribe?