If you are a new business, we hope you will have read the DNS small business start up kit. If you are an existing business operating as a sole trader, we hope this table will help you see the benefits of working through a limited company.

Below are the average returns you can expect to see working as a sole trader or through a limited company.

Profit £ Ltd company tax £ Sole trader tax £
20,000 4,200 5,600
30,000 6,300 8,400
40,000 8,400 11,200
50,000 10,500 14,928
60,000 12,600 19,029
70,000 14,700 23,129
The benefits of working through a limited company are obvious.