The 2014 Budget Speech took place just a few hours ago, and with it came a string of forecasts for the year ahead. Our Accounting team have unpacked the contents of Chancellor Osborne’s red briefcase to see how today’s speech affects you.
As we approach the end of the financial year, we’ve put together a handy list of important financial dates in 2014 for you to diarise.
Inland Revenue holds over three million Pounds in unclaimed tax every year, most of it meant for people who assume they aren’t eligible for a tax refund. If you can answer yes to any of the questions below, there’s a good chance you’re due a tax refund.
The Tax Credits Order 2014 is draft legislation currently up for review in parliament. In a nutshell, it’s an amendment concerning when HMRC should accept a late tax submission appeal as being on time.
Getting on the London property ladder might seem like a pipe dream, but some decent planning will put you well on your way to owning a home in the capital.
A tax rebate may feel like a bonus, but it’s important to remember that it’s still your money. Here are seven (responsible) ways to spend your tax refund.
HMRC has issued a stern warning to both small and big-time tax evaders: “If you have any income you haven’t told us about, you need to declare it before we catch you.”
The HMRC is planning to close all 281 of its walk-in tax enquiry offices in May 2014, replacing them with a telephone service and “mobile advisers”.
We look at Payscale, Market Week, Marketing Week and Michael Page salary surveys to investigate the top six factors that that influence salaries in the UK.
Many expats find umbrella companies appealing because they offer a fixed-fee service that’s payable only when used. But employment like this is not without contention. 1st Contact dispels five myths surrounding umbrella companies.
Over the past twelve months, half a million new businesses were established in the UK alone. If you’re thinking of setting up a limited company, the following list of dos and don’ts will help you avoid the common mistakes that many startups make.
It’s easy to get caught up in your work-from-home world. If you’re a freelancer falling prey to cabin fever, strip off that onesie, comb your hair and get out there! There are plenty of coffee shops and collaborative spaces in London that will see you getting your work done in no time.
So you’re bored with your job, tired of working for someone else, and thinking about riding solo as a full-time contractor? Here are three questions to ask before taking the plunge and choosing a freelance lifestyle.
If you run a small business, why not start a clean slate and make 2014 the year you take things to the next level? Here are five business resolutions that are actually worth sticking to.
The Self Assessment tax return deadline is almost upon us. If you haven’t completed your online return by midnight on the 31st January, you face a minimum penalty of £100 – even if you don’t owe any tax. We’ve compiled nine easy tips to help you survive this deadline.
With the 31st January Self Assessment tax deadline looming, it’s important to understand that you will not escape the automatic £100 penalty if you submit late – unless you have what HMRC deems a “reasonable excuse.”
If you’re a self-employed contractor or freelancer, following these five handy tax tips will help you cut down on your tax bill.
Small businesses often regard marketing as an unnecessary expense, but there are dozens of cost-effective techniques that startups and SMEs can use to promote themselves. Here are eight smart ways to market your business on a shoestring budget.
The UK is lacking a number of skilled people in various industries. Could your skill set be in demand without you even knowing it?
In his Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne claimed that he’s “backing Britain’s businesses all the way.” By the time April 2014 rolls around, 300 000 shops, restaurants and pubs will have received the Chancellor’s much-needed small business tax relief.