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8 08, 2016

What is a limited company?

By | August 8th, 2016|Getting started|Comments Off on What is a limited company?

If you’re thinking of starting your own business you may be asking “What is a Limited Company” and “Why should I set up a limited company, as opposed to a sole trader?” […]

1 08, 2016

What is ethical investing?

By | August 1st, 2016|Investments|Comments Off on What is ethical investing?

Ethical investing has been around for over 30 years; with the first ‘green’ fund launched in 1984. […]

18 07, 2016

The new single tier pension and how it could affect you

By | July 18th, 2016|Pensions|Comments Off on The new single tier pension and how it could affect you

In April this year, a new single tier pension was launched. If you already reached state pension age before 6th April 2016, then the old rules will still apply. But for men born on or after 6th April 1951 or women born on or after 6th April 1953, changes are afoot. […]

12 07, 2016

Safehands – more than just limited company accountants

By | July 12th, 2016|Accounting|Comments Off on Safehands – more than just limited company accountants

Many small business owners prefer a one-stop shop for services such as websites, financial matters or marketing. After all, we’re busy people who don’t have time to waste chasing several different people for the help we need. […]

4 07, 2016

Key tax dates in the tax year that your small business needs to know

By | July 4th, 2016|Business confidence|Comments Off on Key tax dates in the tax year that your small business needs to know

July can be a busy month for business owners, especially if you employ staff; with several key dates in the tax year coming up. […]

21 06, 2016

2016 tax changes and other news

By | June 21st, 2016|Investments|Comments Off on 2016 tax changes and other news

This week we celebrate the longest day of the year. It’s hard to believe we’re half way through 2016 already. […]

13 06, 2016

Have I paid too much tax? HMRC blunder affects millions

By | June 13th, 2016|Tax tips|Comments Off on Have I paid too much tax? HMRC blunder affects millions

Last year, HMRC aimed to move more customers online to reduce the demand for postal and telephone contact and reduce staff costs. Unfortunately, before the new system was fully up and running, 5,500 staff were released from their jobs but the amount of phone calls did not decrease, leading to ‘a collapse in service quality.’ […]

6 06, 2016

How to prepare for quarterly tax returns

By | June 6th, 2016|Legislation|Comments Off on How to prepare for quarterly tax returns

In our blog about the Dividend Tax rate 2016 we talked about the new quarterly tax returns. Understandably, it caused quite a stir among small business owners who are concerned about additional costs, effort and time to their already stretched days. […]

31 05, 2016

National Savings wields the axe

By | May 31st, 2016|Investments|Comments Off on National Savings wields the axe

First created in 1861, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) is now one of the largest savings organisations in the UK with over 25 million customers. And that’s no surprise as they can offer 100% security on every penny invested. […]

25 05, 2016

Don’t become one of the 15%!

By | May 25th, 2016|Pensions|Comments Off on Don’t become one of the 15%!

As we’ve mentioned before, more and more people are becoming self-employed. According to Government statistics, currently around one in seven people in employment are self-employed in their main job. […]