All about Flat Rate VAT

The Flat Rate VAT scheme is a commonly used option for contractors. This scheme is specifically aimed at those companies providing a service, as they generally don’t have large amounts of VAT to reclaim for business purchases. The basics If your business is VAT-registered, then the VAT you must pay to, or may reclaim from, […]

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What is Marine Transit Insurance?

We all know that excess baggage fees are ridiculous and that it’s not pleasant to carry four suitcases around. The best way to get around it? Ship your goods. When you’re loading your things onto a carrier, you will need to give some thought to the “what if” of something not arriving at its destination. […]

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How to claim a teacher tax rebate

If you’re a teacher in the UK, you may be due a tax refund from HMRC. Amongst others things, you could claim for professional body membership fees, specialist clothing, equipment and the use of your car for work purposes. Who is eligible? Anyone working as a teacher or in the education profession could be eligible. […]

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Is Brexit making EU employees quit the UK?

According to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), one in ten EU workers are planning on leaving the UK – and their jobs – following June’s Brexit vote. During the survey, which involved 800 companies, the BCC found that some EU employees had already resigned because of the referendum. The BBC commented […]

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How to pack your suitcase like a pro

Whether you’re packing for an overseas holiday or a more permanent move, deciding what to take with you can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you pack your suitcase like a pro. Make a list It sounds obvious, but a list will ensure you work through your things systematically before deciding what […]

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Top 5 cheap eats in London

Everybody loves a bargain and with the high cost of living in London, it never hurts to save a few Pounds on nosh. If you’re looking for a tasty meal on the go, we’ve rounded up five of the most delicious – cheap – options in the city. Mac and cheese melt at Melt Room […]

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