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Understanding Employment Allowance Eligibility in 2023

Understanding Employment Allowance Eligibility in 2023

As the year 2023 rolls on with businesses incurring higher costs, it is more important than ever to stay well-informed about the latest changes and updates regarding tax reliefs and cost saving ideas. The Employment Allowance is one area where businesses can save...

Create a UK Invoice Template – Free & Customizable in 2023

Create a UK Invoice Template – Free & Customizable in 2023

For most people, gone are the days of laboriously creating invoices from scratch. That is not to say it still doesn't happen and in fact I still get manually prepared invoices from time to time from suppliers. But these days there is not really any excuse not to...

Get the Right Contractor Insurance for Your Business

Get the Right Contractor Insurance for Your Business

Today we look at contractor insurance. Whether you operate as a limited company or a sole trader having insurance for your business can provide you with a degree of comfort in knowing that if things go wrong then you have a safety net that can help keep you out of...

How to Run a Limited Company in the UK

How to Run a Limited Company in the UK

When a limited company contractor signs up for our accounting service and are new to contracting, they often have limited knowledge about how a company works, how to get things set up, and what is involved on a month-to-month basis. Of course, once they've been up and...

Tax advice for Australians moving to the UK

Tax advice for Australians moving to the UK

Thanks to the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement (A-UKFTA), which came into force on 31 May 2023, there are a number of significant changes coming through that positively impact both Australians looking to live in the UK and Brits looking to move to...

My favourite contractor accounting software

My favourite contractor accounting software

Update: This article has been refreshed with the rebrand of our cloud accounting software to Joy Pilot. Today I wanted to take a look at online accounting software for contractors, freelancers, and small businesses and how this can make their life easier. The online...

Everything You Need to Know About Contractor Mortgages in 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Contractor Mortgages in 2023

With house prices not faring so well at the moment, along with the rise in interest rates, interest in getting a new mortgage would understandably be low right now. However, new data from the Bank of England revealed a surprise increase in demand for mortgages, with...

Check What Your Tax Code Means

Check What Your Tax Code Means

The HMRC have recently released a tool to help UK taxpayers understand what their tax code means. Inspired by this development I've decided that this week we will be discussing tax codes. Across all of our businesses there is nearly uniform agreement that the way the...

Still looking for a London Accountant?

Still looking for a London Accountant?

In this article I want to take a look at the benefits of using a London based accountant. When our business was formed back in 2005, we worked out of a spare bedroom in an apartment very close to the Clapham South tube station in London. After that we moved to our...

Unlocking Tax Relief on Equipment Purchases in 2023

Unlocking Tax Relief on Equipment Purchases in 2023

By far the most common asset purchase by our clients is IT related equipment, which makes sense because most of our clients are limited company contractors who supply their services to numerous clients based in both the UK and overseas. Laptops are the most common...

Pros and cons of Taxable Benefits vs Dividends

Pros and cons of Taxable Benefits vs Dividends

Today I want to take a look at some real-life examples of how our contractor clients can get more tax efficient by getting their company to pay for a selection of benefits directly from their business bank account. Video Summary Want to watch our YouTube video...