Self-employed take a hit in the Budget

Filing invoices

How nice to see self-employed people get a higher profile in the 2017 Budget.

And how disappointing that it’s all about raising their taxes.

As I type this, I’m listening to lots of angry READ MORE >

Posted on 08 March 2017

VAT Tool for Flat Rate Scheme users

And lo. HMRC have released the online tool to help you work out whether the Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) is worth it once the changes come in on 1 April 2017. For most freelancers and consultants I suspect the answer will be READ MORE >

Posted on 06 March 2017

Sole Trader Training for BBC Leavers

We’ve been hearing from a number of BBC leavers asking about what’s happening to our rather well-known ‘setting up as a sole trader’ course. This is because the BBC Careerlink service, which has been buying in our courses, shut READ MORE >

Posted on 01 March 2017

Mainstream media gets a whiff of digital tax

2017 is well underway, and here at Thomas Towers we’ve been thinking about the main training challenges for the coming year.

Without a doubt, one of the big ones will be how READ MORE >

Posted on 16 January 2017

Update: VAT Flat Rate Catch for Freelancers

Well there’s not much more  in today’s “clarification” from HMRC about how flat rate VAT will actually work for the newly conceptualised ‘limited cost businesses’.

One of the more interesting aspects is READ MORE >

Posted on 05 December 2016