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Category Archives for Sole Trader

Are You A Sole Trader Or A Limited Company?

Sole trader, limited company, you’ve heard me talking about them. They’re your legal structure and the foundation of your business. What are they, what do they mean and which are you (and why it matters that you know).   What Is A Sole Trader? A sole trader is a person who is trading and isn’t […]

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What Are The Important Tax Dates You Need To Know?

At The Money Haven, I give you a safe space and the support you need to sort out the money side of your business. I combine hand holding for the emotional overwhelm and practical actions to support you doing what you need to do for yourself or help you understand and feel in control about […]

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Getting Paid As A Sole Trader

This is the 8th article in a 10 part series covering all aspects of getting paid as a business. Read more: Starting A Business, Professional Payment Procedures, Ways For People To Give You Money, Late Payments & Not Getting Paid, Getting Paid Faster & On Time, Profit & Tax, Maintaining A Money Mindset Coming up: Getting Paid […]

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Getting Paid: Professional Payment Procedures

This is the 2nd article in a 10 part series covering all aspects of getting paid as a business. Read more: Starting A Business, Ways For People To Give You Money, Late Payments & Not Getting Paid, Getting Paid Faster & On Time Coming Up: 6. Profit & Tax, 7. Maintaining A Money Mindset, 8. Getting Paid As […]

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What is Class 2 National Insurance?

National Insurance is one of the most confusing tax subjects when you start a business. The tax that isn’t called a tax, it comes in many varieties. It’s actually simple(ish) for a sole trader once you know what applies to you and what you need to do. (and stay away from HMRC’s National Insurance tables which […]

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What is Class 4 National Insurance?

National Insurance can feel very confusing. The tax that isn’t called a tax, it comes in many varieties. It’s enough to make you long for the simplicity of income tax. Just kidding. Read on to find out: What is Class 4 National Insurance? Who pays Class 4 National Insurance? How much is Class 4 National […]

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Can I Use My Personal Bank Account For Business?

Can I use my personal bank account for business? It’s one of the questions I’m asked the most. Answer: yes and no. I’m sharing the options freelancers take, the pro’s and con’s and whether it’s legal. So you can make your own informed decision and get on with the important business of making money to […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Accounting Software

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 […]

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EU VAT Changes 2015

REFERENDUM UPDATE: Leaving The EU: What It Means For Your Business Leaving The EU: What It Means For EU VAT  I am co-founder of EU VAT Action, the primary campaigner for a threshold for EU VAT for microbusiness. REFERENDUM UPDATE: Leaving The EU: What It Means For Your Business Leaving The EU: What It Means […]

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Sole Trader Or Limited Company, What’s The Risk?

The most important decision when you become your own boss is choosing your legal structure. The second most important decision is making sure that structure is right for your business and you. There are many structures available: the main ones are sole trader, limited company, partnership and limited liability partnership. I’m going to focus on the […]

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