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Dodgy hold music, glitches and a thousand passwords: top 5 painful Self Assessment moments.

24th January 20202-minute read

Dodgy hold music, glitches and a thousand passwords: top 5 painful Self Assessment moments

Completing your Self Assessment in time for the deadline is often challenging. And just when you’re ready to file, you come up against HMRC…

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Is your business in one of these 14 town centres due to get £25 million from the government?.

24th January 20202-minute read

Is your business in one of these 14 town centres due to get £25 million from the government?

The government has announced the first 14 areas that'll get funding to regenerate their high streets and town centres. In total 101 places…

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'My hamster ate my post!' – HMRC's 10 most ridiculous tax return excuses and expense claims.

22nd January 20203-minute read

'My hamster ate my post!' – HMRC's 10 most ridiculous tax return excuses and expense claims

HMRC has released its round up of the most ridiculous tax return excuses and failed expense claims from the last decade. From old favourites…

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What does being inside IR35 mean? A guide for the self-employed.

20th January 20203-minute read

What does being inside IR35 mean? A guide for the self-employed

Being inside IR35 means your contract falls in the off-payroll working rules and HMRC sees you as an employee for tax purposes. The…

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Government’s IR35 review is 'disappointingly hasty and inadequate'.

17th January 20203-minute read

Government’s IR35 review is 'disappointingly hasty and inadequate'

The government has launched an eagerly awaited IR35 review but it's received an immediate backlash from the self-employed sector. Why does…

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How to become a teacher: a six-step guide, including setting up as self-employed.

15th January 20206-minute read

How to become a teacher: a six-step guide, including setting up as self-employed

Deciding to become a teacher is about so much more than just choosing your next job – despite the obvious challenges, the rewards can be…

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Are you Brexit-ready? Use this guide to help you prepare.

9th January 20206-minute read

Are you Brexit-ready? Use this guide to help you prepare

If you're wondering how to prepare your business for Brexit, our guide is designed to get your business Brexit-ready for 31 January 202…

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Commercial van insurance: an FAQ guide.

20th December 20193-minute read

Commercial van insurance: an FAQ guide

What is a commercial van? And how much is commercial van insurance? You need to insure any vehicle by law, but a standard policy might not…

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7 top predictions for the self-employed in 2020 – from a new tax to ‘worktels’.

20th December 20195-minute read

7 top predictions for the self-employed in 2020 – from a new tax to ‘worktels’

After an uncertain few years for small businesses and the self-employed, what does 2020 have in store for you? Self Assessment tax returns…

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What business expenses would Santa Claus claim on his Self Assessment tax return?.

19th December 20192-minute read

What business expenses would Santa Claus claim on his Self Assessment tax return?

If Santa Claus needed to complete a Self Assessment tax return by the deadline on 31 January, what might he claim as tax-deductible expenses…

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