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April 2019: Employer Bulletin

HMRC publishes their employer bulletin on a bi-monthly basis, with the intent of giving employers the latest information on issues which are likely to affect them. Below are a few summaries of articles included in the employer bulletin:   Reporting … Continue reading

Tax-Free Childcare

Working parents, including the self-employed, have access to a government scheme called Tax-Free Childcare. If you have children aged 0-11, you could get up to £2,000 per child, per year towards qualifying childcare. If your child is disabled this increases … Continue reading

Important Dates For The Self-Employed

Amidst our busy lives, it can be hard to keep track of all the yearly deadlines set by HMRC. We have therefore compiled a list of key dates for the 2018/2019 tax year: 31st January 2019 – This is the … Continue reading

Self-assessment tax returns: Do I need to register?

With the new tax year having just begun on the 6th April, now is the perfect time to consider the last 12 months and begin preparing for the year ahead. The first question to be asking yourself is whether you … Continue reading

The Gender Pension Gap

November 2018 was a landmark in the structure of state pensions. After introducing the idea of “state pension age equalisation” for both genders, men and women finally share the same state pension age of 65 years old. Future state pension age … Continue reading

Company vs Sole Trader: Which is Best For Me?

Whether you have already been living the self-employed life or are just looking to step out of your current job, the question of whether to act as a limited company or sole trader outlines which direction you want your work … Continue reading

The Autumn Budget 2018 – How will this affect me in 2019?

On Monday 29th October 2018, Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered the UK’s final budget prior to leaving the EU. Although lots of measures were announced in the over-1-hour speech, affecting both individuals and businesses, this summary is targeted at how the … Continue reading

WARNING: Rise of fraudsters posing as HMRC

With the approach of the self-assessment tax return deadline, scammers claiming to be from HMRC are once again making victims of members of the general public. The most recent entry into the list of tactics used by scammers is a … Continue reading