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Missing cheques cost smaller traders £550m

Forgetting to pay in what's already been paid incurs firms a £740 weekly charge.

Sep 8, 2016 | Money News

Cheques 'look set for the history books'

For the first time, the traditional way to pay is now the least used.

Sep 4, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I turn local currency into more pounds?

Exchange tips for when you account in pounds yet invoice in everything but.

Aug 31, 2016 | Money News

Micro-businesses no longer relying on banks

Study suggests starting a tiny venture doesn't have to break the bank.

Aug 30, 2016 | Money News

Fighting HMRC pays off 'more than half the time'

Almost 60% of decisions get altered or annulled when taxpayers challenge.

Aug 29, 2016 | Money News

Lack of details may delay LISA launch

An information shortage seems to make April 6th a tall order for the start of LISAs.

Aug 23, 2016 | Money News

Alert over freelancers' costs increasing

Prices hike for one-person businesses amid 'uncertainty and change.'

Aug 18, 2016 | Money News

Small traders promised better banking

Freelancers' concerns seem to have been listened to (and acted on) by a banking probe.

Aug 10, 2016 | Money News

Plan to stem online VAT loss 'needs a rethink'

Smaller online businesses could be unfairly caught in the taxman’s evasion net.

Jul 26, 2016 | Money News

Guidance on when to VAT-register updated

The official account on whether you should register for VAT is refreshed.

Jul 11, 2016 | Money News

The tax refunds freelancers won’t like

Checking why the Revenue’s repaying you is worth doing before you start to celebrate.

Jul 6, 2016 | Money News

EU VAT group reassures e-freelancers on Brexit vote

Digital suppliers told to refrain from guesswork about MOSS, as officials 'simply don’t know.'

Jul 4, 2016 | Money News

Oddest excuses for not paying invoices - revealed

One-man bands' clients know no bounds when it comes to the creative fob-off.

Jun 1, 2016 | Money News

HMRC customer service has collapsed - report

Spending watchdog mauls the taxman for saving just £1 for every £4 taxpayers have lost.

May 30, 2016 | Money News

Call to tweak Lifetime ISA for self-employed

Changes to LISA before it's available can make up for NEST not being expanded.

May 22, 2016 | Money News

Small Surrey towns feel the taxman's pinch most

Wealthy city workers wanting to escape help the average tax bill in Elmbridge hit £18k.

May 11, 2016 | Money News

Small Business Commissioner gets go-ahead

Payment issues loom the largest for the newly introduced 'tsar.'

May 8, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I rent a house using only freelance income?

IFA sympathises with a soon-to-be-self-employed trying to move up, and out.

Apr 25, 2016 | Money News

Why the future's bright for self-employed parents

Having a business to run - and mouths to feed - is going to be more palatable from next April.

Apr 18, 2016 | Money News

HMRC nets £470m extra from smaller traders

Special taskforces being deployed by the taxman to keep hitting 'soft targets.'

Apr 12, 2016 | Money News

State pension gives freelancers £40 extra a week

Some self-employed could be up to £40,000 better off in retirement.

Apr 11, 2016 | Money News

April's tax changes: a freelancer's overview

Summary of this month’s numerous changes that could affect your bottom line.

Apr 10, 2016 | Money News

Guide to finances as a freelancer published

Keep on top of your books with our book, says a firm set up by freelancers.

Apr 5, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers’ Questions: How to invoice without my VAT number?

What do when you’re VAT registered but still waiting on the taxman.

Apr 4, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I pay myself via a pension?

The lowdown for tax-savvy over-55s who want to earn through retirement funds.

Mar 23, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' relief at inflation staying low

Latest figures 'will ease freelancers’ concerns about business costs in 2016.'

Mar 22, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: What's a Lifetime ISA?

IFA tots up the value of the Budget's personal savings gift to the self-employed.

Mar 21, 2016 | Money News

'Rogue traders' raising your risk of VAT investigation

Hardcore of tax dodgers blamed for genuine oversights triggering HMRC inspections.

Mar 6, 2016 | Money News

Osborne tipped to take away tax-free lump sum

Chancellor's axe apparently trained on the cash reward you get at 55 for building a nest egg.

Feb 22, 2016 | Money News

Fresh inflation data 'a positive for freelancers'

Ongoing low may ease concerns about rising micro-business costs.

Jan 19, 2016 | Money News