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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
  • 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
 
 
  • VAT

    All about Flat Rate VAT

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 28, 2016
    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.
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    How to claim a teacher tax rebate

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 28, 2016
    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.
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    Contractors and VAT: Getting started

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 28, 2016
    Does VAT make your head spin? We’ve put together a basic guide on everything you need to know about VAT as a contractor in the UK.
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  • Tax

    What HMRC’s proposed IR35 tweaks mean for contractors in the public sector

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 14, 2016
    HMRC is aiming to clamp down on contractors and self-employed workers who are not paying the correct amount of tax. Their efforts could see 90% of contractors either move to the private sector or increase their fees to compensate for the costs.
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    Never mind London, Manchester is perfect for UK contractors and freelancers

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 09, 2016
    Many young professionals travel to the UK with the hope of starting a lucrative freelance career. These go-getters usually head straight for London, but as we’ve said before, the UK has more than one vibrant, international city. Let’s talk about Manchester.
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  • UK IT jobs on the rise

    UK IT jobs on the rise

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 30, 2016
    While it may come as a surprise to many, the first IT jobs data for the period immediately after the UK’s Brexit decision indicates that hirers in the sector are thriving.
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  • Money

    How to apply for a business bank account if you’re a contractor

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 25, 2016
    Contractors looking to open a business bank account for their limited company should be warned that it will take some time. Due to the UK’s anti-money laundering regulations, opening this type of account often involves a lot of paperwork and face-to-face meetings.
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  • Tax Self Assessment

    Claim your mileage tax refund now

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 10, 2016
    UK contractors often do work that requires them to move across the country-side. Even if you’re not a contractor, you can claim back a portion of the money you spend on your business-related transport. This is what is often referred to as a mileage tax refund.
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    A guide to tax planning

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 10, 2016
    Income tax planning can make a big impact on the amount of tax you pay. Planning ahead allows you to take advantage of any opportunities to minimise your tax bill.
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    The benefits of filing your tax return early

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 03, 2016
    It’s worth making time for tax before your December holidays. Apart from not having to worry about your paperwork when you should be relaxing, there are a few additional perks for those who submit their returns ahead of the 31 January deadline.
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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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