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Christmas Opening times

With Christmas a couple of weeks away and office parties in full spirit, we thought it’s be a good time to let you know our opening hours during the festive period. December 2017 Friday 22nd Normal opening hours Monday 25th Closed Tuesday 26th Closed Wednesday 27th 10am – 4pm Thursday 28th 10am – 4pm Friday …read more

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The Christmas party season is upon us!

With the festive season in full swing and Christmas parties being the talk of the office, it is worth considering what expenses you can claim through your limited company. The “Annual Party” As a director of a limited company, you are exempt from paying tax and National Insurance on a party or similar social function, …read more

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Autumn Budget Headlines

The waiting is over, and we finally have the detail of the Autumn Budget 2017. The main issues for contractors and freelancers, and small business generally were addressed as follows: IR35 in the private sector Change to the IR35 rules in the private sector, mirroring those implemented in the public sector, were widely expected.  IPSE …read more

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Budget U-Turn: Update re self-employed NI

As has been extensively covered in the mainstream media, the Government last week moved to abandon its proposed increase in class 4 national insurance contributions for self-employed workers, meaning the increases scheduled for April 2018 and 2019 will now not go ahead. This will apparently leave a c.£2 billion gap in the Government’s spending plans and …read more

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Budget 2017 – Headlines for Freelance Contractors and Small Businesses

Budget 2017 – not as bad as it could have been??? There has been quite a backlash to certain elements of spreadsheet Phil’s budget 2017 stand-up routine on Wednesday and there were definitely some headline items that were not particularly welcome for freelance contractors and small businesses. However, we take a slightly different approach to some …read more

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Autumn Statement 2016

As the new chancellor delivered his first Autumn Statement there were a few items that caught our eye as potentially affecting our clients. INCOME TAX The income tax bands will increase as follows: 2016/17 2017/18 Difference Personal Allowance £11,000 £11,500 + £500 Basic Rate Band £32,000 £33,500 + £1,500 Higher Rate Band £107,000 £105,000 – …read more

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The Christmas Party Season

It’s that time of year again, the festive season is upon us, and the Christmas parties are about to get into full swing! For further clarification, we have put together a brief guide. The “Annual Party” Although most businesses utilise their £150 per employee exemption on the Christmas party, the exemption can be utilised for …read more

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2016 Christmas Opening Times

With Christmas a couple of weeks away and office parties in full spirit, we thought it’s be a good time to let you know our opening hours during the festive period. Friday 23rd – Normal opening hours Monday 26th – Closed Tuesday 27th – Closed Wednesday 28th – 10am – 4pm Thursday 29th – 10am …read more

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