What changes have been made to financial periods under the Companies Act 2014?

The Companies Act 2014 has introduced a number of changes to annual compliance requirements which essentially provides flexibility for companies by introducing ways to alter their Annual Return Date and Financial Year End (FYE). Change of Annual Return Date A company that wishes to change their ARD may do so by one of three ways. […]

7 essential steps to writing a successful Business Plan

Writing a Successful Business Plan is essential in today’s business environment. A Business Plan is a written document that describes a business, its strategies, objectives, market segment and its financial forecasts. Often described as a roadmap to success, a business plan has many important uses from demonstrating the viability of a business, measuring success, identifying […]

What changes apply to Guarantee Companies to comply with the Companies Act 2014?

By Simon O’ Connor, 20th of April 2016 Since the introduction of the Companies Act 2014 there has been a lot of confusion with Company’s questioning if they need to convert to the updated company types introduced under the new Act. This has been particularly confusing for Companies Limited by Guarantee. On the 1st of […]

New Micro Companies will have less disclosure requirements

By Simon O’ Connor, 15th March 2016 (updated 11.08.2016) The New Companies (Accounting) Bill 2016 was published on the 5 August 2016, introducing a new company size termed “the Micro Company”. The new Micro Company will have far fewer disclosure requirements than an ordinary small company. The Bill aims to relieve the burden on micro […]

What has changed to board meetings under the Companies Act 2014?

Board meetings

By Simon O’ Connor, 11th of February 2016 Board meetings are a mandatory exercise for most companies in Ireland. The Companies Act 2014 has introduced new requirements for board meetings which all companies are obliged to adhere to. These new requirements are in relation to board minutes, the location of the meetings and the written […]

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