All posts by John Hoskin

Small Businesses Lead Growth

Economic growth in the UK has recently been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of 2014, by the Office for National Statistics, with year-on-year growth standing at 3.2%. SMEs Leading the Way Recent […]

Contractor News and IR35 Tips

Not an awful lot has been heard since the much-vaunted House of Lords review, earlier this year, of the tax regime surrounding the self-employed and freelance community in the UK.  Meanwhile, the number of self-employed […]

UK Economy Growth Strong

Economic growth in the UK has recently been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of 2014, by the Office for National Statistics, with year-on-year growth standing at 3.2%. The ONS also said that […]

Watch out for Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

As a business owner, you may well choose to plan for the future by investing some of your profits in other assets. Many people assume that Capital Gains Tax (CGT) only affects professional investors and […]

Why contracting? Your average contractor…

In January 2014 there were estimated to be nearly 4.4m freelance contractors in the UK, helping to innovate, fill a gap for cutting-edge and essential skills in growing industries and to drive the economy.  This equates […]

Big Brother is watching – how HMRC targets abuse

It’s no secret that HMRC has been clamping down on unpaid tax, on the back of government initiatives to reduce the deficit and a wave of anti-tax avoidance public opinion. As well as continually tweaking […]

Tax advice for buy-to-let landlords… HMRC is watching

HMRC is increasing its clamp-down on what it believes is the many thousands of landlords that do not correctly declare or account for their rental income for tax purposes. They will be writing to some […]

UK economy – news in brief

A leading economic think tank, The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), last week bumped up its forecast for UK economic growth in 2014. Increasing evidence of a robust, sustainable recovery prompted the […]