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Happy birthday! National minimum wage is 20 years old

Date: 18 March 2019

By: Fiona Prior

What will happen to mortgage interest rates in 2019?

Date: 5 March 2019

By: Paul Flavin

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Five things you need to know about Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital will transform the way SMEs communicate with HMRC; these five facts explain what MTD means for UK businesses.

Date: 4 March 2019   By: Tom McCallum

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Four hidden bank fees when sending money abroad

Thousands of UK businesses need to transfer money overseas - and the bank is probably your first port of call. But that may not be the wisest option.

Date: 11 February 2019   By: Azimo

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Surviving your first year in business

You might have a great idea - but that's no guarantee your business will last. Four tips for managing common challenges in your first year and beyond.

Date: 1 February 2019   By: Jamshed Chaudhury

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Five essential aspects of business planning

Entrepreneurs often start their businesses with a big idea, but no clear strategic plan. How to ensure your new firm doesn't fall at the first hurdle.

Date: 22 January 2019   By: Jamshed Chaudhary

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Five steps to a successful home insurance claim

Unfortunately, at one point or another, many of us will need to claim on our home insurance. Follow these steps to maximise your chances of success.

Date: 17 January 2019   By: Cash Lady

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How to maximise your R&D tax credit claim

If your business carries out R&D activity, you may be eligible to claim tax breaks. The five key steps to follow in order to take full advantage.

Date: 15 January 2019   By: Wesley Rashid

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Do directors need to file a self assessment tax return?

Recent tribunals have brought into question the automatic requirement for company directors to file a self assessment tax return. Does it effect you?

Date: 10 January 2019   By: Caroline Waters

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Is your accountant ready for Making Tax Digital?

MTD will have a profound impact over the next few years - not least on how accountants support their business clients. Benjamin Dyer explains.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: Benjamin Dyer

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Do you need an accountant to file your tax return?

Many sole traders would say tax isn't their strongest suit - but is it worth paying an accountant to do your self assessment? We look at the options.

Date: 9 January 2019   By: Simple Tax

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Creating business cards on a tight budget

Start-up businesses need to keep their costs low - but is designing and printing your own business cards a false economy? We look at your options.

Date: 13 December 2018   By: David Isted

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Five ways to avoid the tax pinch at Christmas

The festive season is a time for celebrating - and spending. Five handy tips for saving on your tax bill in the build-up to the new year.

Date: 10 December 2018   By: GoSimpleTax

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Is going green too costly for your business?

Consumers increasingly expect firms to take a stand on the environment. But does it make sound business sense - or could it cost you dearly?

Date: 29 November 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Avoid the January tax return rush

In the run-up to Christmas, your tax return is the last thing on your mind. But getting things in order early could be an early gift to yourself.

Date: 28 November 2018   By: GoSimpleTax

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Investing in a fleet for your car rental business

The car hire industry is both rewarding and competitive. Setting up your fleet is a major investment - follow this guide to ensure you get it right.

Date: 13 November 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Save money by outsourcing your IT support

Keeping your IT running smoothly is vitally important. How outsourcing your support function to the professionals can save you time, money and stress.

Date: 13 November 2018   By: Probrand

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How clean energy could reduce your business bills

Renewable energy is set to become more affordable in coming years - and traditional providers need to compete. The impact for your business.

Date: 8 November 2018   By: Victoria Harrison

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Create a realistic cash flow forecast for your start-up

A firm grasp of your cash flow is vital - but when you’re starting up, it can be hard to know where to begin. Three simple steps to get you started.

Date: 7 November 2018   By: Wesley Rashid

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