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    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
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    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • catching-money
    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Directors of limited companies: File your accounts on time and avoid fines
    Oct 04, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Recently stopped working? You might have a tax refund waiting for you
    Sep 13, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor
    Jul 24, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    Why UK contractors don’t trust HMRC’s online IR35 calculator
    Jul 11, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Tax refunds for pensioners
    Paying into a UK pension? Don’t forget to claim your tax refund
    Jul 10, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 
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    SMEs: Here's how to avoid phishing emails

    by 1st Contact | Jan 10, 2014
    In a business age dominated by the internet, it’s no surprise that fledgling startups and SMEs are frequently conned by net-savvy phishers. Here’s how to prevent your business from being scammed by a carefully-hatched phishing mail.
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  • Tax refunds

    Autumn Statement promises small business tax relief in 2014

    by 1st Contact | Jan 06, 2014
    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.
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    Autumn Statement 2013: Expert analysis

    by 1st Contact | Dec 06, 2013
    Chancellor George Osborne gave his much-anticipated Autumn Statement yesterday. Our Accounting team have provided their expert insight into the speech, and how it might affect you.
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    Contractors: It pays to set up a limited company

    by 1st Contact | Nov 26, 2013
    You’ll come across claimable and reimbursable expenses on your journey through business. Here’s why it pays to set up a limited company and get the most bang for your buck.
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    UK minimum wage increases from 1 October

    by 1st Contact | Oct 08, 2013
    On the 1st of October 2013, changes came into force whereby the national minimum wage (per hour rate) has been raised.
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    Six important steps to take before becoming a contractor

    by 1st Contact | Jul 01, 2013
    Considering giving up permanent employment to become a contractor? Before you hand in your resignation letter and print those business cards, it’s vital that you have looked at every aspect of your decision.
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    Self Assessment – what you should know about late tax filing penalties

    by 1st Contact | Nov 06, 2012
    Make sure you don’t cut into your annual take-home pay by being forced to hand over hundreds of Pounds in tax penalties, which most likely could have been avoided in the first place.
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  • Tax refunds

    File late tax returns by 2 October, HMRC warns

    by 1st Contact | Sep 06, 2012
    HMRC will send out thousands of letters this week, urging taxpayers to deal with any outstanding tax returns – including any that are still outstanding for previous tax years.
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    Limited company vs. umbrella company: Which is right for you?

    by 1st Contact | Jul 05, 2012
    If you’re a contractor in the UK (or thinking about becoming one), one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is whether to trade as a sole trader or run your own limited company.
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    4 reasons people don’t claim their tax refund

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Apr 12, 2012
    It is estimated that 1 in 3 people who work or have worked in the UK are due tax back and there are literally million of Pounds lying at Home Office waiting to be claimed.
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  • man-working-at-home
    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • tax-hand-magnifying-glass
    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • blog autumn budget summary
    Autumn Budget 2017: Summary points
    Nov 22, 2017  |  by Scott Brown
  • catching-money
    Get your UK tax refund as quickly as possible
    Oct 30, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • man-running-from-deadline
    Directors of limited companies: File your accounts on time and avoid fines
    Oct 04, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • happy-man-with-pounds
    Recently stopped working? You might have a tax refund waiting for you
    Sep 13, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • heart calculator desk cash
    Stay on the right side of HMRC as a contractor
    Jul 24, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • work environment
    Why UK contractors don’t trust HMRC’s online IR35 calculator
    Jul 11, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • Tax refunds for pensioners
    Paying into a UK pension? Don’t forget to claim your tax refund
    Jul 10, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 

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