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National Insurance is one of the most confusing tax subjects when you start a business – and even a lot later! National Insurance (NI) is the tax that isn’t called a tax and it comes in many flavours. Even the government gets its knickers in a twist about Class 1 National Insurance. This article […]Read more
Having a great freelancing business that you love and supports you financially and emotionally is more than how much profit you make. You need a business that nourishes you, nurtures you and supports you to be the person you want to be, as well as the person you already are. Upgrading your business is how […]Read more
Working from home is very common amongst freelancers. Home office, bed, sofa, kitchen table, floor, shed, loo, taking a conference call while your 3 year old is welded to your leg, it’s all working from home. You could be wearing a suit, yoga bottoms, ballgown or bath robe, it’s all working from home. So are […]Read more
There are 2 ways you can pay yourself as a limited company. Salary and dividends. You ask, why bother when as a sole trader you can take money out when you like? One reason is saving money. [Edit: update at the end]. The Right Time To Be A Limited Company Firstly, tax is never […]Read more
Let’s start with simple. My personal allowance for cake is 1 small slice per sitting. Now for you, your personal cake allowance may become 3 slices if you haven’t had cake for 2 days. HMRC have a stricter policy and you only have one personal tax allowance per year, no negotiations. In fact, when you make […]Read more
All businesses need to keep accounts. How you do that depends on your business’s legal status (limited company, sole trader etc), how much income your business has, and the number, type, and complexity of transactions. Making The Right Choice of Accounting Software It’s a choice for what’s right for you and what’s right for […]Read more
Quitting your job and working full time for your own business, freelancing or blog. It’s the dream, right? Full time, part time, flexible time. On your sofa, in a cafe, on a beach, in a boardroom. Your success, your way. Scary though, isn’t it? You can do it. Thousands have before you, and done it their […]Read more
National Insurance. The tax that isn’t a tax. Especially in the first few years, saving money on tax can give your business that extra money that allows you to invest in yourself. Learn how to legally and ethically save money on your National Insurance bill. For information about types of National Insurance and what you need […]Read more
Yes! (usually) You’re a one man band, you freelance, you’re a micro business owner. Can you do your own self assessment tax return? Let’s break it down into limited company directors and sole traders (click here if you aren’t sure which you are). Doing Your Tax Return As A Director Easy to do your […]Read more