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8 03, 2016

Relevant Life – The personal life insurance policy that makes sense and saves you money

By | March 8th, 2016|Tax tips|Comments Off on Relevant Life – The personal life insurance policy that makes sense and saves you money

We’re often asked about tax deductible limited company expenses, so today’s post will be of interest if you’re seeking a little-known way to reduce your tax bill. Up to now you may have taken out a life assurance policy that is funded from your own personal taxed income. Safehands are pleased to offer a new product – Relevant Life – where the premium is paid for by your business instead, offering a number of money saving benefits. […]

3 03, 2016

New rules for dividend taxation – what you need to know

By | March 3rd, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on New rules for dividend taxation – what you need to know

New rules for dividend taxation, i.e. the new £5,000 dividend allowance; begins 6 April 2016. Currently most company directors pay themselves a small salary – up to the threshold – and take the rest of their money in the form of Dividends as this is the most tax efficient way of drawing income. […]

24 02, 2016

What to include on an invoice

By | February 24th, 2016|Getting started|Comments Off on What to include on an invoice

Last October we shared tips for getting paid more quickly by clients. While getting invoices sent out immediately was probably one of the most obvious pieces of advice, we didn’t go into details about what to include on an invoice. […]

19 02, 2016

What an independent review of self-employment in the UK means for you

By | February 19th, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on What an independent review of self-employment in the UK means for you

Last week, we wrote about the keynote speech given by George Osborne at the Federation of Small Business 2016 conference. He said that they were supporting businesses with the new Dividend tax rate 2016 and quarterly reporting. […]

9 02, 2016

Dividend tax rate 2016 – what George Osborne has to say…

By | February 9th, 2016|Tax tips|Comments Off on Dividend tax rate 2016 – what George Osborne has to say…

According to the Chancellor “You are central to our country’s future “ In his keynote speech at the Federation of Small businesses policy conference last week, George Osborne spoke about government policy and what they could do to further support small business owners. […]

3 02, 2016

Announcing Quickbooks Self Employed

By | February 3rd, 2016|Accounting|Comments Off on Announcing Quickbooks Self Employed

If you’ve been wondering about the best accounting software for the self employed, we’ve found the solution! Quickbooks have launched a new cloud based accounting service specifically for freelancers, contractors, and sole-traders. […]

25 01, 2016

Cloud computing risks – what you need to know

By | January 25th, 2016|Business confidence, Growing your business|Comments Off on Cloud computing risks – what you need to know

Quickbooks is our online bookkeeping software of choice, and, if you remember, the other week we announced that we’re now a Gold Partner. Being a Gold Partner works to your advantage; as the support we get from QuickBooks, we can deliver to your business. […]

20 01, 2016

Buy-To-Let – The Boom Days Are Over…

By | January 20th, 2016|Tax tips|Comments Off on Buy-To-Let – The Boom Days Are Over…

In one of the most controversial Autumn Statements to date, Chancellor George Osborne issued tax hikes for Britain’s Buy-To-Let landlords. The idea was to tackle Britain’s housing crisis; where younger people are finding it impossible to get on the property ladder and are forced to rent. Osborne said “Frankly, people buying a home to let should not be squeezing out families who can’t afford a home to buy.” […]

13 01, 2016

We’re pleased to announce we are now a QuickBooks Gold Partner

By | January 13th, 2016|Accounting|Comments Off on We’re pleased to announce we are now a QuickBooks Gold Partner

The Quickbooks Gold status is awarded for meeting various standards and protocols, including growing our client database. So we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, for subscribing to what we believe, is the industry standard in accounting software. […]

6 01, 2016

What you need to know before hiring an accountant

By | January 6th, 2016|Accounting|Comments Off on What you need to know before hiring an accountant

At Safehands, we pride ourselves on the quality of business accounting services in Gloucestershire we offer to our clients. We hold the core belief that talking to your accountant should be straight forward and we make sure you feel you are being totally engaged in this process. […]