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What National Insurance do Self Employed Pay ?

National Insurance and the Self Employed The self-employed pay two classes of National Insurance contributions – Class 2 and Class 4. Class 2 National Insurance contributions Class 2 contributions are weekly flat rate contributions which provide the mechanism by which the self-employed build up their entitlement to the state pension and certain contributory benefits. By…
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Working from Home ?

Working from Home If you are self employed then you already know what a necessary pain it is to keep a record of all your expenses. If you spend any of your time working from home, and who doesn’t, even if it is to maintain your records, then you would probably expect to be able…
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HMRC and the Staff Christmas party

HMRC and the staff Christmas Party It’s the time of year that businesses are planning the staff Christmas party for staff, their partners/spouses, clients and possible new clients. The cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is generally allowed as a deduction for tax purposes but you have to meet the criteria set…
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HMRC have you in their sights !

HMRC have you in their sights ! “CONNECT”….is the sophisticated HMRC computer uses information gleaned from other sources and algorithms to determine the likely accuracy of a taxpayers Tax Return. HMRC tax investigations are on the increase. Tax investigations are time consuming, stressful and costly. They can last for many months and during this time…
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Challenger Banks

Challenger Banks – An alternative to the High Street There’s a lot of buzz around the new breed of banks called Challenger Banks but what exactly are they and how can the help you in business ? This, in a nutshell, is what a challenger bank is.  It’s a bank that’s far smaller than a…
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