6 reasons to file self-assessment early

In January 2019, 735,258 people left their tax returns until the day of the self-assessment deadline, and a further 731,186 missed the deadline altogether, according to HMRC data. If you’ve been in that position before, you’ll know how stressful it is to file your...

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Understanding the state pension

The state pension has undergone a lot of change in the past few years, with the latest  system put in place on 6 April 2016. Although the Government’s aim was to make it easier for people to understand how much they would receive in retirement, navigating the new...

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SEIS: funding for startups

However big and exciting your business ideas are, you’ll need a way to fund them.  That’s a common obstacle for many business owners, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to it.  There are several options you could take to raise finance, depending on the type of...

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Brexit: trading in the event of a no-deal

While the deadline for Brexit has been postponed until 31 October 2019, a no-deal scenario is still a very real possibility, and an important one for businesses to consider. Worryingly, an investigation by BBC’s Newsnight revealed that less than 10% of businesses have...

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Paying yourself from your company

After investing your time and energy into setting up and running a limited company, it’s rewarding to see all that hard work pay off. At the same time, starting to draw income from your company brings with it a new set of decisions to make – how should you access the...

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Research and development tax reliefs: making a claim

If your business is working on new, cutting-edge products or processes, you could be eligible for corporation tax relief through research and development (R&D) credits. These offer support to companies that work on innovative projects in science or technology, by...

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Making Tax Digital: What to do if you’re not ready

From 1 April 2019, VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above £85,000 will need to comply with Making Tax Digital (MTD). If this is news to you, or if you haven’t finished preparing yet, you’re not alone. A recent survey from the Federation of Small...

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HMRC investigations: what you need to know

Tax investigations are often a stressful experience – there’s no denying that. But a significant part of that stress can come from uncertainty, especially if you’re not familiar with the investigation process. Understanding what to expect in the event that you’re...

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Could IR35 affect you next year?

For many people, the new year is a time for a fresh start – whether that’s a lifestyle change, or a new way of working. Contracting is often an appealing option for those looking to make a change, offering a level of flexibility, freedom and independence that’s hard...

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