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A small business owner worries about the impact of currency fluctuations on his firm’s operations.

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.

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!’

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

An entrepreneur smiles as she makes savings on her tax bill by claiming allowable expenses.

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:

A businessman sorts out physical receipts and records while filing his paper tax return and needs help.

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:

A businesswoman sends wages to her family abroad and saves on the money transfer.

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:

A businesswoman happily uses bridging software to submit VAT returns to HMRC.

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:

Two building developers discuss their business plans for the construction site they are purchasing with a bridging loan

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:

An accountant completes his client's self-assessment tax return and declares all forms of income.

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:

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