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Useful ‘Active Practice’ Articles

Every month we publish two 'Active Practice' Articles on topical issues that we believe our clients may find interesting, they can be accessed from the free resources Tab on our website, alternatively you can access PDFs of them here Active Practice Updates These Updates cover all aspects of tax and other areas useful to small…
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VAT Reverse Charge for Construction industry Delayed until 1st October 2020

We have published a number of blogs recently about the VAT reverse charges in the construction industry. Industry representatives have raised concerns that some businesses in the construction sector are not ready to implement the VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction on 1 October 2019. To help these businesses and give them more…
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Paying tax if you are self-employed

If you are a sole trader or an individual member of a partnership you will likely be subject to income tax, and possibly National Insurance, on your earnings. Unfortunately, tax being taxing, earnings for tax purposes may not be the same as the monthly drawings you take from your business. For example, you may decide…
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Property as an investment for landlords

With low interest rates, property remains attractive. As the global financial crisis began to bite in 2008, central banks in several nations took action, attempting to shock the world economy back to life by slashing base interest rates. The idea behind this kind of stimulus is to make saving less attractive, hopefully prompting people to…
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IR35 in the private sector

Key considerations for contractors before April 2020. Large and medium-sized organisations have just six months left to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are due to extend to the private sector next spring. From 6 April 2020, firms that engage private-sector contractors will be responsible for deciding if the rules should apply and…
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