There are many reasons for not choosing a Partnership in your position, for instance:

  • They are generally less tax efficient than Limited Companies;
  • Partners must pay Class 4 National Insurance;
  • All Partners are jointly responsible for all debts;
  • Partnerships can result in disagreements if there is no legal agreement. (A Limited Liability Partnership could be better).

Here are some advantages to a Partnership over a Limited Company structure:

  • Income can be apportioned more flexibly between Partners (but please get a legal agreement);
  • The rules for paying owners varying proportions of profit are less rigid than for Company dividends;
  • Partners’ cars can be more easily used to save tax – no need for a P11D.