I have two Limited Companies run by the same family. The first does home improvements, the second (formed just over a year ago) does building. Both trade below the VAT limit.
I would like to mitigate any possible claim of VAT re-aggregation. As the first Company has a full time employee (not related in any way to the family) it occurs to me that making him a minority shareholder would alter the ownership of that Company and thereby achieve the objective.
Does that seem reasonable?