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How landlords can save tax with the Marriage Allowance

Date: 24 May 2021

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Declaring SEISS grants on your Self Assessment tax return

Date: 19 May 2021

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What every small business should be doing to lower heating costs

When money is tight small businesses need to keep a tight control on costs. Discover seven simple steps to reducing heating costs.

Date: 13 May 2021 By:

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Getting the best value from your business services

Getting the best value from the services you buy in is essential - especially as a small business. Benefits and tips from accessing outsourced services.

Date: 13 May 2021 By:

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Six money management tips

Managing your money wisely has many benefits. We look at the top six reasons it makes sense to plan and manage your finances.

Date: 27 April 2021 By:

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Save money on your trip to the USA with ESTA

If you're travelling to the USA, you will need a visa. However, there are over 185 to choose from. You could same time and hassle by applying for an ESTA instead.

Date: 22 April 2021 By:

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Why you should prepare for MTD for income tax in 2021

Making Tax Digital is the government's programme to transform how individuals and businesses file their tax information. Further changes are planned, so how and why do you need to prepare.

Date: 29 March 2021 By:

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Tax changes for the self employed in 2021-22

Keeping up to date with the annual tax rate changes is never easy. Discover the key updates you need to be aware of as a sole trader.

Date: 22 March 2021 By:

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VAT changes for your construction business? You've got this

New legislation from HMRC that changes how VAT is handled and paid has come into force. Here's what it means for you.

Date: 18 March 2021 By:

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Making Tax Digital for VAT: a guide

The roll out of Making Tax Digital continues. Businesses with turnover over the VAT-registration threshold must soon have digital links in place.

Date: 8 March 2021 By:

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Budget statement 2021: round up of the key announcements

The chancellor of the exchequer has outlined how the government intends balancing support for businesses and individuals and ballooning government borrowing in the 2021 Budget.

Date: 3 March 2021 By:

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Five ways you can secure your online financial transactions

More and more of our business and personal lives are carried out online. But there are inherent risks. Find five ways you can secure your online transactions.

Date: 23 February 2021 By:

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How is the government supporting the self employed?

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the government to announce a range of support measures for the self employed in 2020. But what will be the cost of all these measures?

Date: 22 February 2021 By:

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Six ways to make some extra cash

Money is tight for many of us right now thanks to the ongoing pandemic. If you're scratching your head wondering how you can make a bit on the side, here are some simple suggestions.

Date: 18 February 2021 By:

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Can you afford to postpone your self assessment?

HMRC may have put off self assessment late filing penalties but that doesn't mean you can relax. There are many reasons why you should submit your return as soon as possible.

Date: 1 February 2021 By:

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Can I get a mortgage if I'm self employed?

Getting a mortgage as a self employed person can be more difficult, but it's not impossible. Find out how.

Date: 28 January 2021 By:

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Fascinating facts about self assessment

Seven fascinating facts about self assesssment and tax returns from HM Revenue and Customs on the 20th anniversary of online tax returns.

Date: 27 January 2021 By:

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The importance of being FCA compliant

Good governance and clear regulations of financial services sector businesses are essential to protect customers. Discover why your business might need to be FCA compliant.

Date: 12 January 2021 By:

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What do I need to complete my tax return?

You will need lots of information if you're to complete your tax self assessment correctly. We look at the steps you need to take and the information you will need to hand to submit your tax return.

Date: 7 January 2021 By:

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