• Three million Brits now out of tax net

    Apr 23, 2014
    The rise of the Personal Tax Allowance to £10,000 in 2014 will take as many as three million people out of the tax net, and will help even more UK families next year when it is increased again to £10,500.
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  • The “24 month rule” explained

    Apr 14, 2014
    Contractors can claim a variety of expenses; one of the most common is for travel. Here we explain the 24 month rule as it pertains to contractors and travel claims.
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  • Government’s plan to tackle "marketed tax avoidance"

    Apr 11, 2014
    In his Autumn Statement last year, the Chancellor unveiled government's plan to further target tax avoidance, and specifically, anyone promoting tax avoidance schemes.
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  • ISAs merged and limit raised

    Apr 07, 2014
    In his 2014 Budget speech, Chancellor Osborne said he would increase the simplicity and generosity of Individual Savings Accounts by merging cash and stocks-and-shares ISAs into a single product. The annual tax-free savings limit will also increase to £15,000 from 1 July 2014.
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  • ISA allowance: use it or lose it

    Mar 03, 2014
    The tax year is coming to a close, which means you have until midnight on April 5th 2014 to use up this year’s ISA (Individual Savings Account) allowance.
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  • New limits on directors' loans from 6 April 2014

    Feb 24, 2014
    A new £10,000 limit on directors' loans will be implemented from 6th April 2014.
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  • New accounting standards: tax implications for your SME

    Feb 24, 2014
    From 1st January 2015, a new set of accounting reporting standards will affect the way many companies account for their transactions and present their annual financial statements.
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  • Eight rules for choosing the right domain name

    Feb 10, 2014
    If you’re going to invest time, energy and money in building a website, it’s vital that you take a little extra time to find a domain name that impacts positively on your brand image, customer engagement, and bottom line. Follow these tips to find the perfect domain name for your business.
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  • How to trademark your company name

    Feb 05, 2014
    Trademark rules might be strict, but registering one lets you officially 'own' your company's name. The tips below will help you register a trademark that's legally defensible and stands the test of time.
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  • Four ways to choose a great limited company name

    Jan 28, 2014
    Your brand name is your company imprint. For many people, it’s the first exposure they’ll have towards your services. Here you’ll find four simple ways to help you choose a company name that stands the test of time.
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  • Tax deadline: Friday 31 Jan

    Jan 27, 2014
    If you haven't submitted your Self Assessment tax return yet, start filing now. You've got until midnight, Friday 31 January to submit your return online; any later and HMRC will penalise you £100.
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  • Have you just set up a limited company? Here’s how to issue shares

    Dec 17, 2013
    If you’ve just set up a private limited company, you might find yourself running into a brick wall if you don’t know how to issue shares. Issuing shares is a complicated process and few people really understand how to do it. Our Accounting team have provided an eight-step guide to explain how to issue shares as a limited company.
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  • Autumn Statement 2013: Expert analysis

    Dec 06, 2013
    Chancellor George Osborne gave his much-anticipated Autumn Statement yesterday. Our Accounting team have provided their expert insight into the speech, and how it might affect you.
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  • Contractors: It pays to set up a limited company

    Nov 26, 2013
    You’ll come across claimable and reimbursable expenses on your journey through business. Here’s why it pays to set up a limited company and get the most bang for your buck.
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  • Limited company vs. umbrella company

    Nov 26, 2013
    There are pros and cons to limited companies and umbrella companies. If you’re a contractor, the first step is to understand the differences between both so that you can choose the option that best suits your needs.
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  • 7 essential steps to take as a new start-up

    Jun 10, 2013
    Every day, there are hundreds of individuals that decide to set up their own businesses. Many will agree that starting your own business is a great, but challenging experience. It’s very important that you understand the ‘start-up’ process, as this makes a big difference and will contribute to the success of your new business.
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  • The differences between a limited company and limited liability partnership

    Jun 06, 2013
    When you decide to go ‘limited’ as a small business owner, you will have two options. You can either choose to be a limited company or a limited liability partnership.
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  • How to set up a limited company

    May 23, 2013
    Setting up a limited company has many benefits. It’s one of the best ways of running a business, as it provides flexibility in structuring income to maximise tax. Have a look at our infographic to see everything you need to know about setting up a limited company.
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