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Becoming a freelancer – setting up a limited company

When making the decision to become a freelancer, you have two options. You can either set up as a sole trader or start a limited company.

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Financial considerations of building a new brand

When it comes to creating a new brand, considering your finances is a vital part of the planning stage as you need to ensure you have the budget for all your goals.

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Preparing your business for the summer

If you run a business in a tourist hotspot, you need to get prepared for the summer.

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Capital allowance – Changes for plant and machinery expenditure

Capital allowances are a form of tax relief for businesses. They allow you to subtract some or all of the value of an item from your profits before you pay tax.

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How you can improve your business performance

You are an established business and doing well, but you are still ambitious and looking to improve and expand.

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How can your businesses cut costs?

As the cost-of-living crisis continues, your business might be looking for ways to cope with soaring energy bills and interest rates.

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What do you need to know about the Energy Bill Relief Scheme?

The Government has outlined a new Energy Bill Relief Scheme to support households, businesses and public sector organisations tackling soaring energy bills.

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Almost one million taxpayers handed late submission penalty after missing Self Assessment deadline

Nearly one million taxpayers have been fined after failing to submit their tax return on or before the 28 February Self Assessment deadline, it has been revealed.

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How would an Online Sales Tax affect your business?

The UK Government is set to assess whether to introduce an Online Sales Tax (OST) as a solution to the tax imbalance in the retail sector. Read More

Plastic Packaging Tax: what is the new levy and how can my business prepare?

The Plastic Packaging Tax – also known as the PPT – will come into force from next year. Read More

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