Can I claiming for food and drink when working – a handy guide courtesy of the Freeagent people

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Could your business make money by going onto the Flat rate VAT scheme ?

The current compulsory VAT registration threshold for businesses is a turnover of £81,000 in any 12 month period. Many small businesses operating below that limit ... [more]

Changes to capital gains treatment on rental properties

With effect from the start of the 2014/15 tax year there has been a change to the way gains on the sale of rental properties ... [more]

The end of the line for higher tax relief on pension contributions

The annual limit to how much can be paid into personal pension schemes has been reduced steadily over the last few years in a bit ... [more]

Optimum director’s salary for 2014/15

With the new tax year about to arrive it's time for directors of small companies to review their salary/dividend mix to pay the least tax ... [more]

Tax rates and allowances for 2014/15

All the main tax rates and allowances for the new tax year starting on 6th April 2014 can be viewed here

Budget Review

The budget last week did hold a few surprises particularly on pensions, though most of the key points had already been flagged up in the ... [more]

Employers allowance of £2,000 starts in April

Some very good news for small businesses with employees, from April the employers allowance comes into effect which means that businesses will get a reduction ... [more]

The 10 most amusing late tax return excuses

It's January again which means two things - 1. Giving up everything remotely enjoyable and embarking on an extreme exercise regime until around the middle of ... [more]

The autumn statement highlights

The autumn statement last Thursday included a number of proposals that will be of interest to small business owners and freelancers. These changes will come ... [more]