Tax Registration Archive

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    New Tax Year: What’s Changed and How Will It Affect Your Business?

    This week saw the start of the new tax year (6th April). Preparing for it may be seen as an unwelcome distraction from doing what your business does, but this is no excuse for burying your head in the sand. New rules and tax rates...

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  • New VAT rules for small businesses

    EU VAT Rule Change Creates a VAT Mess For Micro-Businesses

    The internet has made it incredibly easy for lots of entrepreneurs and startups to find customers and build a business. Now lots of micro-businesses and solo entrepreneurs who sell online are worried that a new EU VAT rule will mean the end of their business....

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    14% of UK Workforce now Self Employed

    New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 14% of the UK workforce are now self employed. This adds up to 4.2 million people with a rise of over 360,000 in the number of people who are self employed from 2008 to 2012....

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  • Second income from hobby or small business

    HMRC Clamping Down on Hobby Businesses

    Research released by RBS in January claimed that 1 in 5 UK adults are ‘hidden entrepreneurs’. These are defined as people who are running small businesses in their spare time or who are using their spare time to plan a new business venture. 38% of...

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  • National Insurance Tax Allowance

    How to save £2,000 in tax for your business

    The Chancellor is going to be writing to all small businesses and charities in April to tell them about a new tax allowance. They will be able to claim a £2,000 allowance on Class 1 National Insurance contributions. Basically this means that if you employ...

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  • Turning a hobby into a business

    Are you a hidden entrepreneur?

    The latest report from the RBS Enterprise Tracker claims that 1 in 5 UK adults are ‘hidden entrepreneurs’. These are defined as people who spend their spare time on hobbies or activities which could, or do, earn them extra income. 38% of these people reported...

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  • Changes for simpler income tax

    Income Tax Changes for Sole Traders

    The Government have introduced yet another change at HMRC which affects small businesses. Unlike most of the new schemes, using Simpler Income Tax is optional, and small businesses that qualify can choose whether or not to use it. There are two parts to Simpler Income...

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    Starting a Business: online only

    I got married a few months ago and I took on my husband’s surname. When I tried to change my name on my driving licence I was told I could not supply the information electronically but had to complete a paper form. This may well...

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  • Real Time Information Exemptions

    New RTI Exemption for Some Small Businesses

    The new Real Time Information (RTI) PAYE requirements are due to roll out to all PAYE registered business from April 6th. There have been worries about how small businesses will cope with this scheme as it brings major changes to way businesses do their payroll....

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  • Chart of UK Business Types

    Majority of UK Businesses are Sole Traders

    When starting a new business many people choose to create a limited company. There are many reasons for doing this. Forming a limited company offers some protection for your business name and a lot of suppliers and potential customers prefer it. Being registered means you...

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