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Universal Credit's critics hope Hammond helps freelancers

A system that leaves the self-employed £2,600 worse off is set to be fixed this week.

Nov 19, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: When is training tax-deductible?

Freelancer confused by what the rub is with training's tax rules gets the lowdown.

Nov 15, 2017 | Money News

Eight ways to change your VAT bill unveiled

At-a-glance rundown of what the OTS is proposing on Value Added Tax, and why.

Nov 9, 2017 | Money News

Hammond tipped to offer VAT reprieve

Autumn Budget expected to contain a suspension or snip to the £85,000 threshold.

Nov 6, 2017 | Money News

Avoiders 'aren't the tax gap main contributors'

Revenue reminded that only 5% of what’s missing is from people ducking their liabilities.

Nov 5, 2017 | Money News

Tax simplification unit has VAT in its sights

Three ways to ease Value Added Tax's complexity said to be incoming.

Oct 30, 2017 | Money News

Alert over 'very confusing' October tax deadline

Guidance, examples and a calculator called for to cut through complexity.

Oct 22, 2017 | Money News

Commuting freelancers hit by inflation's five-year high

Road, rail and food costs help push inflation to its highest level since early 2012.

Oct 18, 2017 | Money News

Late payment tsar has his work cut out – poll

Traders unaware of the SBC, and unconvinced by the seriousness of the state's approach.

Oct 10, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: How to file accounts for a dormant company?

Top tips for when you don’t want to pay an accountant 'just to enter a zero.'

Oct 10, 2017 | Money News

Paul Uppal appointed Small Business Commissioner

Former businessman with 20 years’ experience hired as the UK’s late payment tsar.

Oct 3, 2017 | Money News

Scale up digital tax account trials, HMRC urged

HMRC challenged not just to make tax digital, but 'do-able' too.

Oct 2, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers, do you need to tell HMRC by Thursday?

Only a few days left for self-employment’s newcomers, and others with changed income.

Oct 2, 2017 | Money News

'Disincorporation relief shouldn't disappear from April'

Tax bodies say anti-limited company measures make DR more necessary, not less.

Sep 21, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers' adviser warns of 'very active' VAT man

'Moonlighters' and 'ghosts' appear to be behind a six-month spike in VAT enforcement.

Sep 21, 2017 | Money News

Don't fail to notice new tax notices, freelancers told

'New Simple Assessments are indeed simpler, but they don't come with an accuracy guarantee.'

Sep 19, 2017 | Money News

Use nest eggs to boost older business soloists, Hammond told

Chancellor called to let latecomers to self-employment access pension pots to start-up.

Sep 11, 2017 | Money News

HMRC using 'all means' to rake in VAT during probes

Half the extra tax taken when SMEs get investigated is from VAT non-compliance.

Aug 21, 2017 | Money News

HMRC 'wrongly issued fines to self-assessors, repeatedly'

A million individuals reportedly hounded by £100 penalties, over and over again.

Aug 14, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers log-on to get official VAT help

Three new online sessions by the taxman aim to demystify Value Added Tax.

Aug 7, 2017 | Money News

Micro-enterprise hungry for guidance, officials told

Fail to plan -- plan to fail, worry two tiny traders’ groups, on behalf of their members.

Aug 3, 2017 | Money News

Self-employed 'far behind' in retirement saving

And even half of those who aren't, don’t know how big their pension pot is -- survey.

Jul 27, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers, don't miss the summer tax deadline

July's key to getting self-assessing right, but there's three areas you typically get wrong.

Jul 26, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers still squeezed despite inflation drop

First fall in a while will do little to stem the tide of freelancers’ continuous cost complaints -- IPSE.

Jul 25, 2017 | Money News

Sheffield crowned 'outstanding invoice capital'

The South Yorkshire city is home to more late-paying clients than anywhere else.

Jul 19, 2017 | Money News

Don't penalise MTD's first latecomers, HMRC told

'Sole traders should get another go, not a fine, if their foray into digital accounts flops.'

Jul 7, 2017 | Money News

Call to give 'gig economy' workers the minimum wage

It's not for all freelancers, but the NMW would be ‘meaningful’ for platform workers -- report.

Jul 5, 2017 | Money News

Taxman to demystify car expenses for freelancers

July's HMRC advice sessions include paperwork, online filing and claiming for mileage.

Jun 15, 2017 | Money News

Inflation rise 'adds to freelancers' cost concerns'

New inflation data won't allay freelancers' fears about their input costs, says IPSE.

Jun 15, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers' IFA sees softer Brexit as a good thing

Uncertainty amid May's EU deal could help some freelancers with their own negotiations.

Jun 12, 2017 | Money News