Have you got a tax hangover?

If you were one of the many people who left everything to the 31st January tax return deadline, you might now be recovering from what I call the tax hangover. It’s caused by a mixture of adrenaline, that feeling of wooziness because you’re not quite sure if you did everything right, coupled with relief that

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Posted on 12 February 2019

Taking the sting out of 31 Jan tax deadline

You might be vaguely aware that the 31st January is an important deadline for tax affairs. In fact it’s two deadlines:

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Posted on 14 January 2019

Budget 2018 – what does it mean for freelancers and self-employed?

I’m writing this just as the Chancellor sits down from delivering his 2018 budget. It was heavy going, mainly because his jokes were so awful. What he covered in the speech is only the tip of the iceberg. More detail will drip out as we trawl through the big Budget Red Book. What I can

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Posted on 29 October 2018

Tools for managing your social media

If you’ve been on one of my networking for freelancers workshops, we probably discussed how to not waste time on social media. Don’t get me wrong. Social media can be a very good way of keeping in the loop when you’re working for yourself. But many people talk about getting sucked into social media. They

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Posted on 01 August 2018

Sole Traders will pay Class 2 NI for another year

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

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Posted on 03 November 2017

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