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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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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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The Conservatives win a majority – what does the result mean for small businesses?.

17th December 20194-minute read

The Conservatives win a majority – what does the result mean for small businesses?

The Conservative Party won a majority at the general election on 12 December. Here’s what Boris Johnson’s government could mean for your…

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Self-employed tax deductible expenses: what can I claim?.

16th December 20194-minute read

Self-employed tax deductible expenses: what can I claim?

When you’re completing your Self Assessment tax return, you’ll need to work out your expenses, as you can subtract some of these from your…

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What do the UK general election manifestos say for landlords?.

27th November 20193-minute read

What do the UK general election manifestos say for landlords?

With the general election on 12 December, each of the main political parties has outlined its plans for the country, including for the…

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What do the 2019 UK general election manifestos say for small businesses and the self-employed?.

27th November 201912-minute read

What do the 2019 UK general election manifestos say for small businesses and the self-employed?

The next UK general election will take place on 12 December 2019 – which key points in the parties’ manifestos should small business owners…

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