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'Clean out the cobwebs' for new tax year

April could be the ideal time for business 'housekeeping'.

Mar 20, 2007 | Money News

Red tape 'will stifle small firms'

UK business is at risk from the rising tide of red tape.

Feb 27, 2007 | Money News

Taxman issues new laws on MSCs

A potential tax liability is here, amid fears for the 'whole contracting market.'

Feb 19, 2007 | Money News

We're too busy to pay by cheque, say Brits

Consumers respond to bans on cheques by abandoning their books.

Feb 16, 2007 | Money News

Taxman attacked over new avoidance rules

Advisors to small firms say freelancers aren't the only ones about to be squeezed by HMRC.

Feb 5, 2007 | Money News

Freelancers ask: how much should I charge?

Self-employed creatives continue to fret over how much they're worth.

Jan 31, 2007 | Money News

Government unveils new takes on the self-employed

'Hidden' changes suggest what the taxman giveth, he may quickly taketh away.

Jan 29, 2007 | Money News

Creatives urged to rethink how they're paid

Media agencies mustn't be too fond of retainers if they want long-term business.

Jan 23, 2007 | Money News

Taxman tempts inspectors with £2,000 bonus

Squeezing more money out of taxpayers has never paid so royally.

Jan 8, 2007 | Money News

UK tax system 'must support freelance workers'

Sir James Mirrlees is urged to make the UK less taxing for freelancers.

Jan 3, 2007 | Money News

75,000 Brits tip-off the taxman

New measures from HMRC, like the evasion hotline, should help - not hinder the compliant.

Dec 5, 2006 | Money News

Twice as many firms hit by late payers

More and more clients are taking their small suppliers for granted.

Nov 17, 2006 | Money News

Firms 'spend days pondering bank accounts'

Adding up the pluses & minuses of a new account is deemed 'impossible'.

Nov 9, 2006 | Money News

Race to lock in mortgaqe rates

With the Bank of England set to announce a further rise in interest rates tomorrow, freelancers are being urged to use this afternoon to secure the current range of low fixed rate mortgages.

Nov 8, 2006 | Money News

Business 'clueless' over tax penalties

Two-thirds of firms are unaware how taxing it is to miss filing deadlines.

Nov 6, 2006 | Money News

Creatives 'lack financial sense'

Agency staff accused of being too full of ideas to give any gravitas to finance.

Oct 24, 2006 | Money News

Victims of ID theft 'clueless until next year'

It takes 450 days to learn you’re a victim, and a further 300hrs to recover.

Oct 20, 2006 | Money News

Your £600,000 tax bill made 'quick & easy'

Record number of Brits log on to 'conveniently' pay off a lifetime of tax.

Oct 4, 2006 | Money News

Less form-filling for small business rate relief

But fears are raised that next year's rates will be set by local councils.

Sep 7, 2006 | Money News

Brits' identities sold for £1

Websites offer the IDs of HSBC, NatWest, Lloyds TSB and Barclays customers.

Sep 4, 2006 | Money News

Taxman wants 'draconian' new powers

Advisors condemn plans to fingerprint, search, bail and arrest tax cheats.

Aug 17, 2006 | Money News

Yo! pioneer to enrich start-ups with £8,000

Self-employed and 50+? Then you’re prey for the ex-Dragons’ Den entrepreneur.

Aug 9, 2006 | Money News

Economic woes deflate City entrepreneurs

London’s self-employed begin to lose faith in the UK economy.

Aug 4, 2006 | Money News

Taxman 'out of touch' with entrepreneurs

Even finance experts admit HM Revenue & Customs is too taxing.

Jul 31, 2006 | Money News

Taxman faces 'VAT bill of £100m'

An amber light shows for UK firms to claw back VAT overpayments.

Jul 24, 2006 | Money News

Lax payers erode small firms’ survival prospects

Survey says 80 companies are folding each working week.

Jul 19, 2006 | Money News

Self-assessors rejoice as tighter tax deadline is axed

Government U-turns its plan to cut tax filing times for the self-employed.

Jul 14, 2006 | Money News

The myths and facts about Umbrella Companies

For freelancers unsure how umbrella companies operate, Contractor Umbrella has compiled a list of common myths and facts.

Jul 12, 2006 | Money News

Cash 'not needed' for a successful start-up

Creative freelancers debate finance’s role in launching a small business.

Jun 28, 2006 | Money News

Social entrepreneurs get £33m injection

The UK’s most deprived areas are to be enriched by new business ideas.

Jun 27, 2006 | Money News