How To Claim Motoring Expenses

If you're self-employed and own a car you'll probably have some motoring expenses which can be used in your annual accounts in order to reduce your tax bill. Claiming your motor expenses can be a little trickier than most of…

The Ultimate Landlord Tax Guide

If you asre a landord, you'll need to pay income tax on the rent you receive from your properties. This guide explains how you calculate what you pay and how income tax is applied to rental income. How much tax…

5 Important Record Keeping Tips for Small Businesses

Most small business-owners are so eager to jump behind the wheel of their business and start doing things “my way” that they often overlook the process of record keeping...

How to register with Companies House guide

One of the most important steps when setting up your business is to register your new company (or partnership) with Companies House. This can seem like a daunting prospect however it is a relatively simple process providing you have the…

2018-19 tax changes you need to know about

If you're running your own business it is very important that you keep yourself up to date with any tax changes in a new tax year. 2018-19 is no different and HMRC have made a few tax changes which you…

Common small business expenses & tax tips

Dealing with the taxation side of things is not necessarily the most exciting part of running your own business and working your yourself, however it can be one of the most important. Reducing your taxable profit and saving on your…

New Employers Guide

Once a business takes on its first employee usually they will be required ro register with HMRC as a new employer, this can even apply if the business only has one employee (for example if a Limited company has a…

Should I register for VAT?

As a small business or a sole trader VAT can often be misunderstood leaving business owners feeling anxious and unsure if they are required to become registered and how to go about registering if they are. In this guide we…

How To Register As Self-Employed

Once you have decided that you're going to begin working for yourself and you've decided which structure your new business is going to have (Sole Trader vs Limited Company – which is right for your business?) there are a few…

Sole Trader vs Limited Company – which is right for your business?

When you begin working for yourself one of the first decisions you will have to make is which structure is best suited for the business. There are 2 main types of structure, you may choose to be a sole trader…