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UK SMEs exports are up by 30%

Since 2016, UK-based firms have been working hard to increase the amount they export, and research suggests that many of them have been very successful.

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HMRC denies Sunday Times claims of rich tax privilege

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has called out The Sunday Times for what it calls a “false” story about the way wealthy and powerful individuals are taxed.

The September 9th article claims that HMRC has admitted it allows (more…)

Five questions to ask your accountant

An experienced accountant helps keep your finances organized, but when choosing an accountant, there are at least five questions you need to ask: (more…)

Vast majority of UK SMEs have no succession plan

A recent survey has uncovered the fact that most UK SME owners have not yet planned what to do with their business when they stop working.

The SME Future Attitudes study, which (more…)

Seven mistakes people make when completing their own self-assessment

Filling in your own self-assessment tax forms is complex, and mistakes can easily be made. (more…)

HMRC increases interest charges on late tax payments

The UK’s tax authority raised interest rates after the Bank of England base rate was raised. (more…)

New data released to enable business banking comparisons

As of 15th August 2018, banks are obliged to publicly share information on how likely it is that their customers would recommend their services. (more…)

How much annual mileage can I claim?

Most people that have a company car use it for both business and personal use, but of course tax is only deductible for business use. There are two ways to calculate the costs of annual mileage for the car. Both directors (more…)

Contractors not happy with IR35 rules

IR35, a measure to tackle tax avoidance, has been criticised for creating unnecessary costs for small businesses who supply workers for public contracts.

In May 2018, the (more…)

Are football season tickets tax deductible?

Many businesses purchase season tickets for their local football team. These can be used for business entertaining, as incentives to reward staff, or given away as competition prizes.

However, it’s important to (more…)

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