Limited Liability What Does This Mean?

Q: I have been told if I set up a company I will have “Limited Liability”, what does this mean?

1st May 2015

A: If you operate as a sole trader your personal assets may be at risk in the event of a liquidation/legal action from a creditor or third party.

However if  as you say you set up as a limited company you and your business are separate entities before the law and therefore your personal assets are not at risk. If your limited company is wound up/liquidated you will have no personal liabilities.

Another benefit of operating as a limited company is that it often gives suppliers and customers a greater sense of confidence in your business. Larger organisations will prefer not to deal with non-limited businesses.

Liability is not the only factor you should consider in how you trade. If you would like to discuss how you intend to set-up in business please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

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