How to pay yourself a dividend in 3 easy steps

More and more small businesses and freelancers are deciding to trade through a company because of the tax savings, and because frankly it looks a ... [more]

Last day to submit paper tax returns

October 31st is the last chance to file your 2012/13 paper tax return, that is unless you are in a very exclusive group of individuals ... [more]

Child tax credits – guidance for high earners

HMRC has generated significant publicity around the High Income Child Benefit Charge, including the need for an estimated 200,000 parents to be registered with HMRC ... [more]

Pensions talk coming up on the 24th

I'm going to be introducing a presentation on pensions next tuesday 24th September at the Skiff in central Brighton. Martin O'Brien from Pennymatters Independent Financial Advisors ... [more]

Review of Freeagent cloud accounting software

Overview of cloud accounting market In the old days, by which I mean about 5 years ago, if you were a small business you were very ... [more]

Business records – what do you need to keep ?

One area that seems to create a certain amount of confusion amongst small business owners is what kind of records do they need to keep ... [more]

Art of freelancing workshop powerpoint slides

For people who can't make the art of freelancing workshop that I'm speaking at this Thursday, the slides from my presentation are available from the ... [more]

Freelancing workshop

I'm going to be speaking at an event on how to be a freelancer coming up at the end of the month details below, would ... [more]

Travel costs and tax

I probably get asked more questions about whether travel costs are an allowable cost for tax than almost anything else so I thought I'd do ... [more]

Budget news in brief

The budget last week was generally low on excitement, even for accountants, but there a few interesting points amongst the bad news about the economy ... [more]