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Getting your start-up’s investment pitch right

Date: 11 December 2019

By: Osome

Avoid the January tax return rush

Date: 10 December 2019

By: GoSimpleTax

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: Philip Piletic

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: Car Finance Giant

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: Adam Hinder, Simply Adverse

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: Expat Tax Professionals

An entrepreneur smiles as she makes savings on her tax bill by claiming allowable expenses.
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Five business expenses you didn’t know you could claim

Millions of self-employed people miss out on tax savings by failing to claim the expenses they're entitled to. Don't be one of them - start here.

Date: 28 October 2019 By: Coconut

A businessman sorts out physical receipts and records while filing his paper tax return and needs help.
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How to help accountancy clients with the paper tax return

If you're struggling to support clients who would prefer to file their Self Assessment offline, Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax has some helpful tips.

Date: 24 October 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

A businesswoman sends wages to her family abroad and saves on the money transfer.
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Are you paying too much when you send money abroad?

More and more people are choosing to work in one country while living or supporting family in another. How to send money overseas cost-effectively.

Date: 17 October 2019 By: Kashif Chaudhary

A businesswoman happily uses bridging software to submit VAT returns to HMRC.
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Making Tax Digital - do you need VAT bridging software?

To make things easier, HMRC is allowing you to file MTD VAT returns using bridging software if your system isn’t compliant yet. Find out more.

Date: 27 September 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

Two building developers discuss their business plans for the construction site they are purchasing with a bridging loan
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Bridging loans for building developers: the pros and cons

Sometimes building developers need a short-term loan at short notice. A bridging loan might help - providing you're aware of all the pros and cons.

Date: 20 September 2019 By: Bridging Loans

An accountant completes his client's self-assessment tax return and declares all forms of income.
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Are you declaring all your earnings to HMRC?

If you earn on top of your regular income - for example, from property or savings - you're obliged to tell HMRC and pay any tax that may be owed.

Date: 16 September 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

A young excited couple move into their first home after buying it using Right to Buy.
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Right To Buy mortgages explained

Council tenants who qualify for Right to Buy could find their path to home ownership is a lot smoother - but it doesn’t solve every problem.

Date: 29 August 2019 By: UK Property Finance

A small team celebrates successfully launching their food business
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Five things your start up needs to succeed

Starting a business is exciting and challenging but getting these five things in place can significantly improve your chances of success.

Date: 21 August 2019 By: Creditfix

A shocked male entrepreneur checks his business credit score online and calls to get answers.
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Do you know your business credit score?

Your business credit score might affect the terms of any future loans - and whether you can get one at all. But do you know how to find yours out?

Date: 19 August 2019 By: Tiffany Wagner

A team of smiling accountants greet clients
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An accountant’s role in digitising VAT and tax affairs

Now the picture has cleared on Making Tax Digital roles and responsibilities, Mike Parkes of GoSimpleVAT explains the role of accountants in MTD.

Date: 13 August 2019 By: Mike Parkes

A young businessman is running late for filing his digital VAT return
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Are you running late for the digital VAT return deadline

If you haven't signed up with HMRC to file digital VAT returns and your turnover is over £85,000, you are about to miss an important VAT deadline.

Date: 30 July 2019 By: Mike Parkes

A young landlord is frustrated and confused looking at a tax letter from HMRC.
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Don't fall foul of 'landlord tax' changes

Even though an increasing number of entrepreneurs are investing in buy-to-let properties, tax law is far from clear. Two recent changes explained.

Date: 24 July 2019 By: Mike Parkes

An architect puts the finishing touches to a model building - planned construction project.
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Three ways to finance your new construction project

Raising funds for building projects can be tricky - not least because you're selling something that doesn't exist yet. Three smart finance options.

Date: 9 July 2019 By: UK Property Finance

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