All posts by John Hoskin

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 […]

Freelancer News

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 […]

Budget 2015 Property Focus

The dust is beginning to settle on the Summer Budget and whilst much of the early analysis obviously related to the the big-ticket living wage and welfare plans, it is worth highlighting a couple of […]

Reasons to be cheerful!

Following this week’s budget, the nation’s small business owners and self-employed professionals could be forgiven for thinking that the Government is not interested in helping them get on and deliver the crucial part they play […]

Should you be paying tax on ebay sales?

Thousands of people in the UK regularly buy and sell goods online these days, using sites such as eBay, Amazon, Etsy or Gumtree.  This can be anything from periodically finding a home for unwanted stuff […]

A Guide to EIS: Funding & tax relief for investors & small business

More and more people these days are taking the plunge and having a go at starting their own business. Whether it’s a small, local outfit, or the next big tech innovation, obtaining the necessary cash […]

Auto-enrolment pensions: Is my business affected?

By now, most businesses have probably heard of the government’s pension auto-enrolment pensions initiative, through one of the myriad communications, information alerts and TV adverts on the subject. In a nutshell, this basically says that […]

Freelance contractor confidence returns

A report released this week has shown that the confidence freelance contractors have in their business prospects and the economy in general, has been restored and increased, compared with recent quarters. The survey of around […]