National Insurance – A tax with benefits? Part 2

In part one of this article, last month, I covered the different Classes of National Insurance and how payments are …

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National Insurance: A tax with benefits? Part 1

I quite often get asked questions about National Insurance, particularly as to how it is calculated and what it is …

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Entrepreneurship

Covid 19 and Entrepreneurship According to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD) unemployment could rise to almost 15% of the …

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Spotlight on Universal Credit

Covid-19 and increased support Some 1.5 million people have now applied for Universal Credit since the government advised people to …

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COVID-19 and the UK Government’s financial response

Since the public lockdown was announced on 23rd March 2020 in an unprecedented speech by Boris Johnson to the nation, …

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What is a trade for tax purposes?

The reason behind this article is that I realised there was very little guidance on the meaning of the word …

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Tax debt and bankruptcy…

Watch out those working in the construction industry! My own experience of contacting HMRC on behalf of prisoners and their …

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Tax debt

Part 1 – self-assessment There is a myth that I have often encountered in my professional career that failure to …

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Going employed on release

Cellstudy™ in association with the Tax Academy™ Most of the articles written in this column have been about going self-employed. …

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The case for planning an ethical business – with social responsibility at the core   Definition of ethical: ‘adhering to …

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Cash flow

Cellstudy™ in association with the Tax Academy™ In the previous two articles I have covered the ‘Profit and Loss Account’ …

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The Profit and Loss Account

Cellstudy™ in association with the Tax Academy™ The profit and loss account (also known as the ‘income statement’) with the …

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The Balance Sheet

When preparing a business plan it should include: • A profit and loss statement. • A cash flow statement. • …

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Branding for your business

An effective brand will give you a major advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace. But what exactly does ‘branding’ mean …

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Business Structure

As part of your Business Plan you need to decide what sort of business structure you want to operate. In …

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The Marketing Plan

A marketing plan is integral to your Business Plan. Without it people will not know about your business and not …

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Unlocking your future

Going self-employed part 2 In the December 2018 issue of Inside Time I wrote about the concept of going self-employed …

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From prisoners to entrepreneurs

The Tax Academy launches Cellstudy One of the main barriers to gaining employment on release is having a criminal record. …

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