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Changes to capital gains tax on sale of properties

HMRC have finally given more detail of the forthcoming changes to capital gains tax (CGT) on the sale of residential properties. These are ... [more]

2019/2020 Optimum director’s salary

With the start of the new tax year it's time for directors of their own companies to review their monthly salary. This year I would ... [more]

Free Freeagent software for RBS/Natwest customers

I'm a big fan of Freeagent software, in my view it's the best software around for small businesses. The one thing however that I find ... [more]

Budget Preview

It's the budget later today and I worry this could be a very interesting one for small businesses, and not in a good way. There ... [more]

Our Digital Privacy Statement

With GDPR now in force we want to assure all our clients that we take data security very seriously, unlike Facebook and co. Below is ... [more]

Cloud accounting software review

Cloud accounting products have arguably been the biggest leap forward in accounting tech since the arrival of the personal computer. The advantages in terms of ... [more]

Optimal Director’s salary for 17/18

It's the start of the new tax year so time for company directors to review their annual salary. This year, assuming you are the sole ... [more]

New working relationship with tax specialist Sally Campbell

Working on your own has it's benefits, but sometimes it get's a bit lonely so I'm pleased to say that this year I'm going to ... [more]

U turn on Class 4 National insurance

the government has withdrawn the proposed increase in national insurance for the self-employed following extensive criticism, so good news for sole traders, though to be ... [more]

The Budget 2017 – key points

Although most of the tax changes announced in the Budget on wednesday had been already released in the autumn statement there were a couple of ... [more]