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COVID-19 support for the self employed

Date: 27 March 2020

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How to find the right price point for your product

Date: 26 March 2020

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A guide to tax changes for landlords

Date: 23 March 2020

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A young couple move in together, after pooling their financial resources to buy a house.
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Managing your shared financial future

Legal & General surveyed more than 1,000 Britons to get their take on sharing their finances, and what may be changing with younger generations.

Date: 19 March 2020 By:

Chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, prepares the 2020 budget statement
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Budget statement 2020: round up of the key announcements

The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has been in post for less than one month. He announced the government's updated economic forecasts and spending plans.

Date: 11 March 2020 By:

A self-employed couple apply for and are granted a mortgage based on their circumstances.
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Getting a mortgage when you’re self-employed

Don’t assume that mortgage lenders will only be concerned with your income and credit history. Employment status is also important - here’s why.

Date: 26 February 2020 By:

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Sole traders - preparing for the new tax year

We’re getting closer to 6 April. GoSimpleTax’s Mike Parkes has a few tips and suggestions to bear in mind as the 2019/20 tax year winds down.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

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Did you miss the filing deadline?

In 2019 700,000 missed the tax return deadline. What penalties can you expect if you missed the 2020 self-assessment deadline or can't pay your bill?

Date: 3 February 2020 By:

A sales executive drives her company car home from a meeting with a client.
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How to claim business mileage as an expense

Companies that need to reimburse employees for business travel can claim the payments against their corporation tax. What you need to know.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A small business owner worries about the impact of currency fluctuations on his firm’s operations.
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What does forex volatility mean for UK businesses?

Market volatility has always been something UK businesses have had to contend with, but Brexit caused unprecedented uncertainty. Is the end in sight?

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A business owner sits behind a big stack of financial documents, worrying about the tax return deadline.
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Three good reasons to file your tax return today

Get the new year off to a calm and organised start. Getting your Self Assessment out of the way early can pay dividends, explains Mike Parkes.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

A yellow sticky note on a calendar marked ‘File Tax Return!’
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Who needs a UTR number, anyway?

If you don’t have a UTR, you won’t be able to file your Self Assessment tax return - which could lead to some heavy fines. How to get yours.

Date: 17 December 2019 By:

A small business owner fills in her Self Assessment tax return, using a calculator to work out key figures.
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How to prepare for the tax return deadline

If you need to fill in a Self Assessment tax return this year, we’re guessing you’re dreading January. Make it easy on yourself with these tips.

Date: 17 December 2019 By:

A businessman pitches for funding to a group of business investors.
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Getting your start-up’s investment pitch right

Every stage of a start-up needs a different funding pitch. Here's what investors are looking for at each phase of your business’ development.

Date: 11 December 2019 By:

A self employed woman completes her self assessment tax return ahead of the January deadline
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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: 10 December 2019 By:

An employee celebrates at the office Christmas party.
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Five Christmas party ideas that are big fun for small firms

The season of goodwill is fast approaching - but it turns out most employees don’t enjoy the office Christmas party. How to put on a better bash.

Date: 4 December 2019 By:

A woman in her 20s does freelance work remotely on her laptop from a coffee shop.
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How members of Generation Z make their money

The 9-5 commute is well and truly on its way out. Why the latest entrants to the job market see flexible working and freelance hustling as the future.

Date: 26 November 2019 By:

A businesswoman happily holds up the keys to her new car, after getting car finance despite a poor credit score.
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Getting a car loan with a bad credit score

Having a poor credit rating can be frustrating - but you still have options when it comes to financing a car purchase. What to bear in mind.

Date: 13 November 2019 By:

A pair of entrepreneurs with a bad credit score sign mortgage document to buy their first home.
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Getting a mortgage with a poor credit history

Nearly one in five small business owners has an adverse credit history. If you’re one of them, but still dream of owning your own home, read on.

Date: 6 November 2019 By:

A happy US expat pictured on Westminster Bridge in London - working abroad concept.
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A guide to the UK for US expats - taxes, culture and travel

Most Americans find the UK is a wonderful place to live, work or retire to. However, it pays to be prepared for any sticky issues you may encounter.

Date: 30 October 2019 By:

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