Do freelancers need a special kind of bank?

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iPhone showing Coconut Bank website

Banking is undergoing something of a quiet revolution. There are two main reasons for this:

1/ Since the financial crash of 2007/8 new banks have been encouraged to challenge the high street brands that got us into such a mess.


Posted on 26 February 2018

Pre-budget kite-flying: VAT and self-employment

Telegraph VAT[Post Budget update: The VAT threshold will not drop from £85,000 as threatened. It looks like Chancellor Hammond was leant on by his colleagues.

However the government will READ MORE >

Posted on 06 November 2017

Sole Traders will pay Class 2 NI for another year

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Hot off the presses we hear that Class 2 National Insurance will NOT be abolished in April 2018 as planned, but will continue for READ MORE >

Posted on 03 November 2017

10 top tips for nervous networkers

NetworkingIf you’re a nervous networker you’re not alone. Most people I meet on training courses feel a bit daunted about going to a networking event or meeting lots of strangers.  The good news is READ MORE >

Posted on 26 October 2017

Will the new tax system catch you out?

Watching people react to change can be endlessly fascinating, particularly when the changes are announced by the tax office.

First reactions might be muted, as only the nerds have noticed. Then word gets around,READ MORE >

Posted on 30 September 2017