Spring Budget 2017

Spring Budget 2017 – In the first of two budgets in 2017 Chancellor Hammond presented a budget that from a tax perspective much had already been outlined which will effect taxpayers from April 2017. However, significant changes were announced that effect the self-employed and di
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How to avoid tax avoidance

Tax avoidance, it seems, is perceived to be morally bankrupt, egregious, only just short of scaring the horses. With that in mind, here are some pointers to politicians and anyone else who wants to join the mad scramble away from being labelled a tax avoider: Don’t pay into a pensio
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Company funded life insurance for directors and your senior staff

The provision of group life insurance, or death in service benefits, was in the past limited to larger employers.  With the relatively recent introduction of ‘relevant life insurance’, it is now possible for a company to provide life insurance for individual members of staff.  U
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How to weed out litigious job applicants

How to weed out litigious job applicants Their game is to exploit any holes left by careless employers that could give them a chance to sue for big bucks.
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Becoming a Contractor

Becoming a contractor  If you are thinking of moving from employment to contracting or freelancing, then you will need to decide how you are going to structure your trade.  Your clients will not want to trade with you if you are self-employed, so there are in reality only two option
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